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Jeff Sluman

Jeff Sluman
Personal Information
Birth
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Nationality
College Florida State University
Career
Turned Pro 1980
Current tour PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 12 (PGA Tour: 6, Other: 4, Champions Tour: 2)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 1
Masters T4: 1992
U.S. Open 2nd: 1992
British Open T25: 1990
PGA Championship Won 1988

Jeffrey George "Jeff" Sluman (born September 11, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments including six PGA Tour victories.

Sluman was born in Rochester, New York. After graduating from Greece Arcadia High School, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He turned pro in 1980, and has had career earnings in excess of 18 million dollars.

Sluman has had an unusual career in terms of winning golf tournaments. During what are usually considered a golfers most productive years – their early twenties through their middle thirties – Sluman won only once. At the age of 30, he won the 1988 PGA Championship. Then, shortly before his 40th birthday, he starting winning consistently on the Tour and in non-Tour events. After winning the 1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic, he won seven more events including four on the PGA Tour during the next seven seasons. Sluman's best season was in 2002 when he finished the year ranked 15th on the PGA Tour with $1,250,187 in earnings. Despite his rather unusual sequence in respect to tournament wins, Sluman has been one of the Tour's most consistent top 10 finishers throughout his career.

The 1988 PGA Championship was played at the Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. Sluman won the tournament by three strokes over Paul Azinger, shooting a total of 272. On the final day, Sluman took command of the tournament with a round of 65 that tied David Graham's 1979 mark as the lowest winning round in PGA history.

Upon turning 50 in September 2007, Sluman joined the Champions Tour. He won his first tournament in June 2008, the Bank of America Championship.

In his spare time, Sluman can be described as a rabid sports fan. He closely follows the Florida State University Seminoles, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago Cubs. He has held Bulls season tickets for over 10 years. Sluman is also a fan of Formula One racing, and is friends with former Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal. He is also a collector of rare, fine wines with about 2,000 bottles in his collection.

Professional wins (12)

PGA Tour wins (6)

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins (4)

Champions Tour (2)

Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning Score Margin '''Runner Up
1988 PGA Championship -12 (69-70-68-65=272) 3 strokes Paul Azinger

Results timeline

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T45 T8
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T62 DNP CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T30 T14 1 T24

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters T27 T29 T4 T17 T25 T41 CUT T7 CUT T31
U.S. Open T14 CUT 2 T11 T9 T13 T50 T28 T10 CUT
The Open Championship T25 T101 CUT CUT DNP DNP T60 DNP DNP T45
PGA Championship T31 T61 T12 T61 T25 T8 T41 CUT T27 T54

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters 18 DNP T24 44 43 DNP DNP T49
U.S. Open CUT DNP T24 CUT DNP DNP T6 CUT
The Open Championship T60 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T41 DNP
PGA Championship T41 CUT T23 CUT T62 CUT CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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