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Steve Wheatcroft |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Indiana University

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Steve Wheatcroft tees it up at this week's Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2012 and enters the week 95th in the FedExCup standings.
Wheatcroft posted a T53 in his 2009 Quail Hollow debut but regressed to a T63-finish in 2010 and a missed cut in 2012. On the season, the 37-year-old has cashed in 10 of 15 events, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Humana Challenge. In his most recent start, he opened with an even-par 72 at the Zurich Classic and then played his last 54 holes in 16-under, carding 66-69-65 to finish T12. May 13 - 1:03 PM

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Steve Wheatcroft makes fifth career visit to the Shell Houston Open.

Enters 80th in the FedExCup rankings primarily on the strength of a T2-finish at Humana. Added top 25 (Honda) over next six events but has two MCs in his last three starts. 2-for-4 at SHO with a T24-finish in 2011. Strong off the tee (39th in total driving) but struggles thereafter (157th in strokes gained: tee to green and 142nd in bogey avoidance).
Mar 31 - 12:52 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has withdrawn from this week's Puerto Rico Open.

He tied for 22nd place at The Honda Classic and sits 62nd in the FedExCup standings, so he can afford the rest. It's an ironic decision in the sense that he didn't crack the field at the WM Phoenix Open despite a T2 at the Humana Challenge. He wrote the following on Twitter the day after (Jan. 26) the conclusion of the Humana: "I understand what being an alternate is all about, but im [sic] gonna be crushed if I don't get in this week after finishing 2nd last week #cmon" It took only a month, but he's reversed his perspective.
Mar 2 - 1:45 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has easily risen inside the bubble to compete at this week's Honda Classic.

No one gained more ground in the overall pecking order of the second reshuffle of the season than the 37-year-old. He sprung 26 spots to 12th in the Tour graduate category on the coattails of a T2 at the Humana Challenge and two other paydays. He made news when his top 10 at the Humana wasn't enough to grant him entry on merit into the WM Phoenix Open the following week, but he shouldn't have too much difficulty cracking most open fields for the remainder of the season. In his only prior appearance at PGA National, Wheatcroft tied for 17th in 2010.
Feb 23 - 10:57 AM

Steve Wheatcroft sliced through PGA West's Palmer Private with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 to close out the Humana Challenge with a runner-up finish at 21-under 267.

Wheatcroft didn't falter when the pressure was on, closing the tournament with back-to-back birdies. He finished the day with -0.661 strokes gained: tee-to-green but made up for that with the flat stick. His Sunday navigation featured eight rolls from outside five feet including an 18'10" birdie at the first and a 24'6" par save at the ninth. This runner-up finish goes on his resume as a career low in 86 career starts.
Jan 25 - 7:11 PM

Steve Wheatcroft toured PGA West's Nicklaus Private to the tune of 4-under-par 36-32=68 during his third round of the Humana Challenge.

It was the fairways and greens mentality that helped Wheatcroft succeed today. He split 12 (of 14) fairways on his way to six birdies today. He gave back two shots along the way, the first on the par-3 17th and then again on his penultimate hole, the par-5 eighth. Wheatcroft sits at 16-under 200 after 54 holes and will have a crack at his first PGA TOUR come Sunday.
Jan 24 - 6:26 PM

Steve Wheatcroft manufactured a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his second round of the Humana Challenge at La Quinta Country Club.

He piped 11 (of 14) fairways, but found only 11 greens in regulation. However, Wheatcroft limited the carnage to a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth hole. He hid it well, too, bracketing it with three birdies on both nines to get to 12-under 132 at the halfway point. He's only three strokes off the 36-hole lead as he prepares to Nicklaus Private at PGA West on Saturday.
Jan 23 - 6:54 PM

Steve Wheatcroft submitted a 7-under-par 34-31=65 for his opening round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Palmer Private.

Wheatcroft's round began ominously with a bogey at the par-4 10th hole, and even though he converted three birdies by No. 14, including a roll from 24'11" at the par-3 12th, he still sat at even through five. This was due to a double bogey at the par-4 13th. However, he eagled the par-5 18th and linked five birdies in a row on his inward side. The highlight of the last set opened the string from 17'2" at the par-3 third. This matches his career low on the PGA TOUR (in his 86th start) and positions the veteran just two strokes off the clubhouse lead. Wheatcroft draws La Quinta Country Club in the second round.
Jan 22 - 6:03 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has gained entry into this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The journeyman was first alternate all week, but finally cracked the field of 144 when Hideto Tanihara withdrew this morning. Wheatcroft is 1-for-3 at Waialae Country Club with a T79/MDF in 2012. He opened this season with four paydays in five starts, but failed to finish better than T44 at Mayakoba. The 36-year-old is scheduled to go off the first tee today at 8:40 a.m. local time.
Jan 15 - 1:38 PM

Steve Wheatcroft is taking advantage of his new PGA TOUR status, earning four paychecks prior to the holiday break.

Wheatcroft won the Albertsons Boise Open on the Tour last season and gained his PGA TOUR card thanks to his final position of 19th on the money list. His 4-for-5 record this season is nice, but it's not moving the needle just yet as he still sits 38th after the first reshuffle. Gamers should watch closely to see if this consistency continues before investing in any format.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Steve Wheatcroft backed up his opening 65 at the OHL Classic with a 2-under-par 34-35=69 to post 8-under 134.

He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation at El Camaleón today, picking off three birdies against his only bogey of the week, that a 5 at the 14th hole. Wheatcroft sits four back of the 36-hole lead, but he's yet to pounce on the trio of par 5s this week, parring each both times through.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to become the third with a piece of the clubhouse lead.

Wheatcroft opened the season with three paydays in four starts, but hasn't cracked a top 60. After today's spotless round, it would be a tremendous upset if he didn't end that drought in México. And it was an impressive bit of scrambling that shouldn't go overlooked. He split only half of the 14 fairways and went 7-for-7 in scrambling. Wheatcroft picked off six birdies along the way, but none on the par 5s.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft turned in a 3-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of The McGladrey Classic, finishing two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

The journeyman is 2-for-2 this season, but he failed to crack the top 60 in either, so today's success may prove to be an anomaly. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at Seaside. Wheatcroft's highlight occurred at the par-5 15th hole where he banged home an eagle from 48'3", but he also enjoyed two birdies, including a beaut from 22'9" at the par-4 fifth. He incurred just one bogey (at No. 4).
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft played his way back onto the PGA TOUR as a member of the 2014 Tour Finals graduating class.

The Indiana Hoosier grad experienced an up-and-down season, even contemplated a career change before taking home the Albertsons Boise Open hardware. The win catapulted him up the Tour Money List, where he finished 19th by season's end. Wheatcroft owns a career cut made percentage of 37% (29-for-79) on the PGA TOUR, which leaves a lot to be desired for gamers.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:58:00 AM

Steve Wheatcroft crafted a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the Albertsons Boise Open and survived a playoff against Steven Alker with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his second Tour win.

Wheatcroft circled six birdies and an eagle and squared two bogeys on his final navigation of Hillcrest CC. For the tournament, he bagged 27 birdies which was tops for the week and a big reason why he reached 24-under 260. He also ranked first in putting average, with a 1.566 clip. He entered the week 89th on the Tour money list, but jumps to 11th and virtually guarantees his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card with this victory.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:38:00 PM