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Nationality  Australia
PGA Tour of Australasia  3
Weight  88 kg
Professional wins  17
Height  1.85 m

Turned professional  1992
Role  Golfer
Residence  Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Name  Stuart Appleby
PGA tour wins  9
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Born  1 May 1971 (age 44) Cohuna, Victoria, Australia (1971-05-01)
Current tour(s)  PGA Tour of Australasia (joined 1993) PGA Tour (joined 1996)
Children  Rex Appleby, Max Appleby, Mia Appleby, Ella Appleby
Spouse  Ashley Saleet (m. 2002), Renay Appleby (m. 1997–1998)
Similar People  Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, John Senden, Justin Leonard

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Stuart Appleby (born 1 May 1971) is an Australian professional golfer.


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Early life

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Appleby was born in Cohuna, Victoria, and grew up on a nearby dairy farm. He began in golf by hitting balls from paddock to paddock after his farm chores were completed. As a youth, he played Australian Rules Football.

Early career

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Appleby turned professional in 1992 and began his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia. In 1995 he won twice on the Nike Tour (now known as the Tour), the second tier men's tour in the U.S. He was the eighth player to win his first Tour start. He qualified to compete on the PGA Tour the following year by finishing the season fifth on the money list.

PGA Tour

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Appleby has won nine times on the PGA Tour. He was a member of the International Team in the Presidents Cup five times, and featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking in 2004. His best performance in a major championship came in 2002, where he lost in a four-way playoff to Ernie Els at The Open Championship.

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In 2010, during the final round of the inaugural Greenbrier Classic, Appleby became the fifth player in history to shoot a 59 in an official PGA Tour event. Appleby won the 2010 PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year award.

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Appleby was limited to seven starts before back surgery in March 2015. He made a start on the Tour for the first time in 20 years at the Nova Scotia Open, where he finished T36. As a player who qualified for a medical extension, Appleby was allowed entry into the Tour Finals. He did not make a cut during the finals and played the 2015–16 season on a major medical extension. He burned through his medical extension and finished 143rd in the FedEx Cup. He tried to regain his Tour card through the Finals, but did not finish high enough when Hurricane Matthew threatened Florida and the final tournament was cancelled, leaving the top 25 players with their cards, and Stuart finished 31. He has conditional status for the 2016–17 season.


Appleby's first wife, Renay, was killed in an automobile accident outside London Waterloo station in 1998, shortly after he had missed the cut at The Open Championship.

Appleby married his second wife, Ashley Saleet, in 2002. He lives with Ashley and their four children in Orlando, Florida. After the 1999 plane crash that killed his friend and next-door neighbour Payne Stewart, he has been one of the key father figures for Stewart's children, Chelsea and Aaron. In his spare time, Appleby enjoys motor racing. He is the ambassador for Golf Australia's Crown Lager Social Golf Club and patron for Stuart Appleby Junior Golf.

PGA Tour wins (9)

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

Nike Tour wins (2)

1 Defeated Alarcon with birdie on seventh extra hole.

Other wins (3)

  • 1991 Queensland Open
  • 1994 Victorian PGA Championship
  • 1999 CVS Charity Classic (with Jeff Sluman; United States – unofficial event)
  • Results

  • CUT = missed the half-way cut
  • "T" = tied
  • Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2007 PGA – 2009 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
  • Results in World Golf Championship events

    1Cancelled due to 9/11
    DNP = Did not play
    QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
    "T" = Tied
    NT = No tournament
    Yellow background for top-10.
    Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

    Note: Appleby is the only golfer to compete in the first 32 WGC events.

    Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Australia): 1996, 2003, 2009
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Australia): 1997, 1998
  • Presidents Cup (International Team): 1998 (winners), 2000, 2003 (tie), 2005, 2007
  • References

    Stuart Appleby Wikipedia