Heath Slocum

    Heath Slocum

    Height: 5 ft. 8 in 

    Weight: 150 lbs 

    Birthday: 02/03/1974

    College: University of South Alabama

    Turned Pro: 1996

    Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Ping


    Slocum played on his high school golf team with someone who would also play on the PGA Tour, three-time Tour winner, Boo Weekley. Slocum was a three time All American when he attended the University of South Alabama. When he graduated in 1996, he turned pro. He started playing on the Nationwide Tour, however, in late 1997 he developed a rare inflammatory bowel disease which led him to being unable to play for a year and a half. He started back [playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2000 and a year later he captured his PGA Tour card after earning the ‘battlefield promotion’ by winning three events in a season. Slocum kept his card until 2013.

    Despite missing more cuts than he made in his rookie season, Slocum finished the season 76th on the money list. This was largely thanks to a runner up finish at the WorldCom Classic-The Heritage of Golf. Slocum captured his first Tour win in 2004 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. After a closing round of 65, he finished one stroke ahead of Australian Aaron Baddeley. He won again the next season, this time at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

    Slocum had six top 10s in 2007 including a second place finish. This led to him finishing 30th on the money list. The biggest win of his career came in 2009 at a FedEx Cup event. A closing round 67 gave Slocum a one shot win at the Barclays over Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els and Steve Stricker. He had only scraped into the playoffs after finishing 124thin the regular season (top 125 qualify). He won his fourth event on Tour in 2010 at the McGladrey Classic. In recent years, Slocum has split time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours having lost his main card a couple of times.