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Encyclopedia > Scott Verplank

Scott Verplank is (born July 9, 1964 in Dallas, Texas) is an American golfer. While attending Oklahoma State University he won a PGA Tour event, namely the Western Open as an amateur, which no one had done since Doug Sanders at the 1956 Canadian Open. He also won the 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship and the 1986 NCAA individual title. Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States and the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Texas. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... Doug Sanders (born 24 July 1933 in Cedartown, Georgia) is a famous professional golfer, winning 20 major PGA tournaments during his career. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ...


Verplank graduated and turned professional in 1986. His career has been solid rather than exceptional, with four wins on the PGA Tour as of June 2005, and one appearance in the Ryder Cup, which was in 2002. He has diabetes and was awarded the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, given by the Golf Writers Association of America to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


Wins

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ...

Team appearances

The Walker Cup is a series of golf matches conducted biennially between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External link

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132134)

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Scott Verplank wins as Luke Donald falters (813 words)
Verplank closed with a 4-under-66 for a 13-under 267 total, a stroke ahead of Donald (68) for his fifth PGA Tour victory, his first since the 2001 Canadian Open.
Verplank once was a standard bearer at the tournament, where his mother was a volunteer.
Verplank was within a stroke at 12 under after chipping to 2 feet for birdie at the 533-yard seventh hole and making a 12-footer at No. 8.
Media Center -- Scott Verplank (1376 words)
Dallas native Scott Verplank was tied for the lead with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson halfway through the Ford Championship at Doral, despite being one of the shorter hitters on the PGA Tour.
SCOTT VERPLANK: No. I mean, I could care less to be honest with you.
SCOTT VERPLANK: Depends on where I drive it, and if it's downwind on some of the holes, I'm going to try to hit a good drive so I can knock it on the green in two.Obviously, I can't knock it on 12, but I can get it up there pretty close where I'm hitting.
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