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Rich Beem (born August 24, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA), is a golfer who turned professional in 1994. Jump to: navigation, search August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Phoenix was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ... Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


His early career was largely unassuming, and even broken up by a spell in Seattle selling car stereos and cell phones to make ends meet.


This changed in 2002, when Beem won that year's PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, one of golf's four major tournaments. His victory came at the expense of Tiger Woods, who was one shot behind. Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Hazeltine National Golf Club is a golf course located in Chaska, Minnesotas Carver County. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ...


Until this win, Beem was best known for the book Bud, Sweat and Tees : A Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour by Alan Shipnuck, which profiled his rookie year on the PGA TOUR and the often wild lifestyle of him and his caddy, Steve Duplantis. Since his PGA Championship win, he has been unable to have any type of follow-up success on the PGA Tour. Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... In golf, caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ...


His other tournament victories include the 1999 Kemper Open and 2002 INTERNATIONAL.


External links

  • PGA Tour biography
  • Golf Stars Online Directory of interviews, websites and feature articles with or about Rich Beem

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Rags to riches tale for Rich Beem (1035 words)
Beem has learnt over the past three years to drink less, practise more and make headlines for the right reasons, though his life-altering victory in Minnesota might have been regarded as too outrageous even coming from the pen of a Hollywood scriptwriter.
Beem suggested on Saturday night he might be physically sick if he held the lead going onto the 16th tee on Sunday.
Beem credits his wife, Sarah, with helping him mature into a different person from the man fined for drink driving in Scotland.
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