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Steve Elkington

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington

Profession: Golfer and PGA Champion

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: He spent more than 50 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 1995 to 1998 and won the 1995 PGA Championship.

Born: December 8, 1962
Birthplace: Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 1991-03-31 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Steve Elkington birdies final hole to win by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller
  • 1995-08-13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
  • 1997-03-30 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Steve Elkington of Australia leads wire-to-wire to win his 2nd PC title, a record 7 strokes ahead of runner-up Scott Hoch.
  • 1998-12-13 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: International team wins for first time; Shigeki Maruyama and Steve Elkington unbeaten as Internationals beat US 20½–11½
  • 2002-07-21 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ernie Els of South Africa wins first of 2 Open titles in a playoff from Australians Stuart Appleby & Steve Elkington, and Frenchman Thomas Levet
  • 2005-08-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Phil Mickelson wins by 1 stroke from Australian Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn of Denmark

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