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Born: 1962-03-29, Moses Lake, Wash.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 3, Weight: 200lbs
Home: Scottsdale, Ariz.
College: Univ. of Nevada-Reno
Turned Pro: 1985
Joined PGA Tour: 1990
Joined Champions Tour: 2012
Notes: When he was going to college, his goal was to be an engineer and he never thought about being a professional golfer. He earned his degree in civil engineering but decided to try competitive golf for a while. It was a tough haul after he turned professional in 1985, since he didn't make it through Q-School and was forced to play on the Australasian, Asian and Canadian Tours before getting his PGA Tour card in 1989. Between 1990 and 2004 never dropped out of the top-125 and...

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Kirk Triplett

When he was going to college, his goal was to be an engineer and he never thought about being a professional golfer. He earned his degree in civil engineering but decided to try competitive golf for a while. It was a tough haul after he turned professional in 1985, since he didn't make it through Q-School and was forced to play on the Australasian, Asian and Canadian Tours before getting his PGA Tour card in 1989. Between 1990 and 2004 never dropped out of the top-125 and in 10 of those years, never finished higher than 65th. Problems arose in 2005 when an elbow injury required surgery on damaged tendons. This led to other injuries that hampered him in 2009. The injuries kept him from playing and he hasn't finished in the top 125 of the money list since 2007.
Best season was in 2000 when he finished 11th on the money list with just over $2 million in earnings. He got his first of three wins at the Nissan Open in Los Angeles. Also was a member of the 2000 Presidents Cup Team.
Played on the PGA Tour between 1990 and 2011 with 501 starts and making the cut 330 times along with finishing in the top-10 67 times. Won three times, was runner-up eight times and finished 3rd eight times; ultimately earning $14.1 million.
The highlight of his 2011 season was making history with his first Web.com Tour victory in late August at the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville. At 49 years, 4 months, 25 days, became the oldest player to win on that circuit, and his 21-under 267 total was two strokes better than Marco Dawson. Only other top-15 finish in 10 Web.com Tour appearances was a T-12th at the BMW Charity Pro-Am near Greenville, South Carolina. Made eight overall starts on the PGA Tour and finished among the top 25 in back-to-back starts in July. Put together four consecutive sub-par scores and was T-18th at the Viking Classic. The week prior to the John Deere Classic, he was T-22nd thanks to a final-round 67 at the TPC Deere Run.
In getting ready for the PGA Tour Champions, played in 18 Web.com Tour events in 2010, '11 & '12. Had four top-10 finishes including a win in the 2011 News Sentinel Open.
Turned 50 in March 2012 and made his first start at the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am and was in contention on the back nine on Sunday until a pair of double bogeys dropped him into a T-8th finish. Recorded five top 10s in his 18 starts. Got his first PGA Tour Champions victory in his eighth start, coming from four strokes back on the final day to win the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. The victory made him the sixth player to win events on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour, becoming the first since Olin Browne joined that group in 2011.
2013 Notes: Teamed up with Craig Stadler for a T-4th finish at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf in April. The pair was among the leaders all three days before falling two strokes shy Sunday. Three straight rounds in the 60's led to a T-5th finish to start his year in Hawaii at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Later in the year, successfully defended his Nature Valley First Tee Pebble Beach title. With his second straight win at Pebble Beach, it made him the first player to successfully defend a PGA Tour Champions title since Tom Lehman went back-to-back at the 2011 and 2012 Regions Tradition.
2014 Notes: Earned multiple titles in a season for the first time in his career and also had three other top-three finishes. Earnings of more than $1.4 million were the most he's made in a season since 2004 on the PGA Tour. That year, collected a personal-best $1.5 million. In his second start of the year, won The ACE Group Classic, making a key 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole Sunday to edge Bernhard Langer, Duffy Waldorf, and Olin Browne by one shot. In mid-October, became the fifth of seven multiple winners on the 2014 PGA Tour Champions when he recorded a three-shot victory over Tom Lehman at the SAS Championship. His runner-up finishes came at the Encompass Championship and the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.
2015 Notes: Opened the year with a T-11th finish at the Mitsubishi Electric. Had a T-10th at the Principal Charity Classic, the next week shot a final round 64 at the Constellation Senior Players to finish runner-up six back of winner Bernhard Langer. Ended his year with a T-6th at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, was 23rd on the money list and 19th in the Schwab rankings.
2016 Notes: Had a T-7th at the Insperity Invitational, then two weeks later was T-3rd at the Regions Tradition followed by a T-7th at the Senior PGA Championship. Weekend rounds of 66-65 helped him win the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship, his first victory since the 2014 SAS Championship. Started the final round three strokes back of 36-hole leader Jean-Francois Remesy and his 4-under-par on the back nine was the difference as he made birdies on four of his final six holes to win by two shots over Bart Bryant and Mike Goodes. The win was extra special since his son, Sam, was his caddie. Was T-5th at the Boeing Classic, his last top-ten of the year. In 25 starts was 18th on the money list and 21st in the Schwab Rankings.
2017 Notes: Was 3rd in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Also, T-6th at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic and T-7th's at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic and Insperity Invitational. His best finish of the year was 2nd at the U.S. Senior Open, 2 shots back of winner Kenny Perry. Played a total of 22 events and was 14th on the money list and 22nd in the Schwab Ranking.
2018 Notes: Played in 22 PGA Tour Champions events with nine top-ten finishes. Birdied six of his final nine holes in the closing round 66 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, good for a 5th place finish. Triplett teamed up with Paul Broadhurst to win the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf in a playoff over Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman. As a team, Broadhurst/Triplett went bogey-free en route to a 24-under total, and they won after Triplett holed a bunker shot for birdie on the first extra hole. Entering the tournament, Triplett had never been in a playoff on the PGA Tour (501 starts) or on PGA Tour Champions (135 starts). Was T-8th at the U.S. Senior Open, went into the final round T-3rd and just 2 shots back but shot a final round 74. At St. Andrews birdied five of the first ten holes and shared the lead on three occasions in the final round of the Senior Open Championship. He played his last 8 holes in 2 over and finished T-3rd, 2 shots back of winner Miguel Angel Jimenez. Was T-2nd at the Shaw Charity Classic a shot back of winner Scott McCarron. Was T-6th at the Sanford International and T-2nd at the Pure Insurance Championship, a shot back of winner Ken Tanigawa. Had his third consecutive top-ten with a T-7th finish at the SAS Championship. Didn't play in the first Playoff event Dominion Energy Charity, but was T-10th at the Invesco QQQ and T-24th in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship to finish the year 13th in the Charles Schwab Cup.
2019 Notes: Had a six-week stretch in which he won and was runner-up in three events. First was a T-2nd at the Cologuard Classic, 4 shots back of winner Mark O'Meara. Next week won the Hoag Classic, making an eagle on the second playoff hole to beat Woody Austin. Shot a final round 69 at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic to finish T-2nd, 2 shots back of winner Scott McCarron. With partner Paul Broadhurst as defending champions at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf finished T-2nd five shots back of winners Scott Hoch and Tom Pernice Jr. Was T-2nd a the Mastercard Japan Championship, 3 shots back of winner Scott McCarron.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 696, Cuts Made: 517 (74%), Top Tens: 133 (19%) , Rounds: 2237, Scoring Avg: 70.74, Career Earnings: $23,564,286 - Best Finish: 1st (12 times)
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Career Totals for Kirk Triplett per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
28
  
  
1
  
5
  
10
  
14
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.669.770.2----
  
25
  
  
1
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.470.570.4----$2,001,561
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
100
  
  
70.1
  
70.070.5
  
----$644,607
  
1973%
  
  
  
  
  
  
1246%8670.371.0
  
  
70.670.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
2
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.071.5
  
----
  
261454%0
  
  
  
2
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.171.771.9----$183,464
27
  
70%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
56%92
  
  
70.1
  
70.670.3
  
----
  
241979%00%1
  
6
  
  
  
84
  
  
71.170.969.671.1
  
----$1,566,426
26
  
  
0
  
1
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.269.969.970.169.9
  
----$1,388,202
  
18
  
00%
  
4%
  
12%
  
  
  
70.6
  
  
  
70.370.7
  
----
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
4%27%
  
22%
  
71.4
  
  
  
71.571.0
  
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1038%0
  
14%14%
  
  
71
  
72.7
  
  
72.871.972.5----$176,222
  
1872%
  
  
  
  
  
16%10
  
  
  
71.4
  
  
71.170.5
  
----
  
  
  
64%0
  
  
0%0
  
6
  
92
  
71.670.9
  
70.971.171.0----
  
  
9
  
00%
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
71.370.371.971.071.3
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
28%8
  
  
52%
  
  
70.0
  
  
70.270.670.3----
  
  
20
  
210%6
  
  
  
14
  
  
  
  
70.1
  
69.169.9
  
----$1,455,418
  
22
  
1
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71
  
69.069.7
  
69.769.7
  
----$1,390,059
2222
  
  
5%
  
  
  
41%1777%
  
  
  
  
  
70.069.7
  
----
  
  
19
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
12
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.670.171.0----
  
25
  
  
  
  
3
  
  
24%11
  
  
71.3
  
70.470.371.570.471.1----
  
  
  
67%
  
6%
  
  
  
  
  
  
5970.9
  
  
70.570.970.4
  
----$228,249
  
11
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
11%56
  
71.470.273.171.571.6
  
----$766,593
22
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
27%
  
  
  
71.2
  
  
71.870.470.5
  
----
  
19
  
  
0
  
  
11%
  
  
  
  
  
71.469.5
  
  
70.470.0
  
----$331,749
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
13
  
6870.4
  
70.5
  
70.570.5
  
----
  
2216
  
  
  
15%3
  
  
  
73
  
  
  
71.371.070.8
  
----$321,714
18
  
50%
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
39%
  
  
  
71.671.171.271.3
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%3
  
7771.5
  
  
71.872.072.0
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%
  
  
0
  
  
71.6
  
71.5
  
70.973.671.8----
  
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals69451712651332792233$23,564,286
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.