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Full name  Jeffrey George Sluman
Other  6
Height  1.70 m
Nationality  United States
Masters Tournament  T4: 1992
Weight  64 kg

Turned professional  1980
Name  Jeff Sluman
Spouse  Linda Sluman
Professional wins  18
Role  Golfer
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Born  September 11, 1957 (age 58)Rochester, New York (1957-09-11)
Residence  Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Education  Monroe Community College, Florida State University

Current tours  PGA TOUR, Champions Tour

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

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Early years

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Sluman was born and reared in Rochester, New York. After graduating from Greece Arcadia High School in 1975 and Monroe Community College in 1977, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He earned a bachelor's degree with a major in finance from FSU in 1980, and turned pro later that year.

Professional career

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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 started 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; his regular career earnings exceeded 18 million dollars.

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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.

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Upon turning 50 in September 2007, Sluman joined the Champions Tour. He won his first tournament in June 2008, the Bank of America Championship and he also won the First Tee Open in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

Other interests

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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.

Amateur wins (2)

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  • 1978 New York State Amateur
  • 1981 Monroe Invitational
  • PGA Tour wins (6)

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    PGA Tour playoff record (1–6)

    Other wins (5)

  • 1985 Tallahassee Open (Tournament Players Series)
  • 1999 CVS Charity Classic (with Stuart Appleby)
  • 2003 CVS Charity Classic (with Rocco Mediate)
  • 2003 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Hank Kuehne)
  • 2004 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Hank Kuehne)
  • Champions Tour wins (6)

    Champions Tour playoff record (0–3)

    Other senior wins (1)

  • 2010 Nedbank Champions Challenge
  • Results timeline

    CUT = missed the half way cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place.

    Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1993 PGA – 1995 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)
  • Results in senior major championships

    Results are not in chronological order prior to 2017.

    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place

    References

    Jeff Sluman Wikipedia


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