Steve Wheatcroft

    Steve Wheatcroft

    Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

    Weight: 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)

    Birthdate: February 21, 1978

    College: Indiana University

    Year turned pro: 2001

    Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: –

    American golfer Wheatcroft was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1978, and spent his childhood in Washington, Pennsylvania. After high school, Wheatcroft attended Indiana University from where he graduated with a degree in Sports Marketing and Management. After graduating from college, Wheatcroft turned professional in 2001, and began playing on several different tours.

     He made his debut on the Nationwide Tour in 2006 but did not perform well, failing to make the cut on twelve occasions. Ironically he went on to perform well at qualifying school, where he finished in 7th position, and earned his card to play on the PGA Tour the following season. The success did not continue on the PGA Tour where he finished in the top 25 of a tournament just once, and only made the cut in 10 out of 25 starts. Due to this lack of form, Wheatcroft lost his Tour card and returned to play on the Nationwide Tour.

    Wheatcroft determined to try and improve his form and decided to make some changes to his game. As a result of these changes he experienced a far more successful time on the Nationwide Tour in 2009, finishing in the top 10 of tournaments on six occasions. This success meant that he earned his card to play on the PGA Tour for the following year.

    During 2010, Wheatcroft had a small level of success, when he finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Puerto Rico Open. However, his form did not hold and he finished in 166th place on the PGA Tour money list which meant he returned to play on the Nationwide Tour in 2011.  During this season Wheatcroft played well. He achieved victory at the Melwood Prince George's County Open. He also achieved three more finishes in the top 10 of tournaments and finished in 20th place of the Nationwide Tour money list.

    This meant he again earned his card to play on the PGA Tour. After spending 2012 playing on the PGA Tour, Wheatcroft moved on to play on the Tour in 2013 and 2014. He finished in 19th place in the rankings at the end of 2014 which meant he could return to the PGA Tour for the following season.

    As of the end of 2014, Wheatcroft had achieved no wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $771,464.