Bryce Molder

    Bryce Molder

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)

    Birthday: January 27, 1979

    College: Georgia Tech

    Year turned pro: 2001

    Birthplace: Harrison, Arkansas, USA

    Country: USA

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    Arkansas born Molder had to undergo several surgeries as a child, as a result of being born with Poland syndrome, which meant he did not have a left pectoral muscle, he had a smaller left hand and four of the fingers on his left hand were webbed at birth.

    This didn’t stop Molder from becoming a star on the Conway High School Golf team, after which he began studying at Georgia Tech on a golf scholarship, from where he graduated with a degree in management. During his time at College Molder was All-American four times, and was named the Collegiate Golfer of the Year for 2000-2001.

    After turning professional the same year, Molder impressed by finishing third in his first PGA Tour event, the Reno-Tahoe Open. Despite this impressive start Molder then failed to earn PGA Tour membership status through the money rankings. He also failed at qualifying school but did get event invites from Sponsors for 2002. At these events he earned one joint ninth place, and finished in the top 15 on another two occasions. Unfortunately Molder’s good form did not last, and he missed out on securing a place on the Tour for the following season. After this, Molder played on the Nationwide Tour, until 2006 when Mulder experienced a very successful Nationwide Tour season, during which he finished in the top 10 four times, the top 25 eight times, and achieved one win. He ended the season having secured earnings of $205,413 in earnings.

    This resulted in Molder qualifying for the PGA Tour the following season. He wasn’t especially successful, only making the cut on 7 out of 21 appearances. This poor form meant that Molder returned to the Nationwide Tour for the 2008 season, during which he made 19 out of 27 cuts, and earned prize money of $234,651. On his return to the PGA Tour in 2009, Molder achieved his best Tour result to that date when he tied for second place at the St. Jude Classic.  That year Molder finished at 63rd in the PGA Tour money rankings. His level of success continued into 2010 when he finished in the top 10 six times and in the top 25 ten times.

    2011 was the year when Molder achieved his first PGA Tour win, in a sudden death play-off at the Open.  Winning this tournament meant that Molder secured his PGA Tour membership through to 2013.

    As of the end of 2014, Molder had achieved one PGA Tour win, amassing total prize money of $8,406,677.