Steve Wheatcroft, best start ever on PGA Tour

One of Washington, PA, native Steve Wheatcroft’s best shots was duly recorded on CBS television during the final round at Pebble Beach on Sunday. His second shot on the famous 18th par-five struck the flagstick and stopped about four feet from the hole. Wheatcroft, who had started on #10, holed the putt and went on to shoot 71. His 71-70-67-71–279, tied him for 51st place.

Wheatcroft won the 2004 West Penn Open just before he began the quest for the PGA Tour. He has his playing privileges for the fourth time on the PGA Tour due to a top twenty money list finish on the Web.Com Tour last season. This is his best start ever. He recorded a tie for second place at the Humana Challenge, near Palm Springs, and has played in nine events, making the cut seven times. This by far is his best percentage on the Tour. He is currently 60th on the money list with just over $425,000 in earnings.

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