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BEEM Rich

Rich BEEM

USA

Biography

ResidenceAustin, Texas, USA
AttachmentUT GC
Date of Birth:24/08/1970
Place of BirthPhoenix, Arizona, USA
Height & Weight5ft 8in 12st 6lb (173cm 79kgs)
FamilyWife: Sara (m. 2002); Children: Michael (2003), Baileé (2005)
InterestsMusic, watersports, cooking
Web Sitewww.lagardere-unlimited.com
Turned Pro1994
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Biography

Joined the list of Major Champions with victory over Tiger Woods in the 2002 US PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club to claim his first Major title in one of the stories of the decade. His victory was a far cry from seven years earlier when he quit the game in 1995 after becoming disillusioned and sold mobile telephones and car stereo systems in Seattle for $7 an hour. Still carries his salesman’s card in his wallet to remind him of where he came from and paid a visit to his old colleagues after his victory at Hazeltine. Watched fellow Texan J P Hayes win the 1998 Buick Classic which regenerated his interest in playing professionally. Worked in the professional’s shop at El Paso Country Club prior to rejoining the Tour in 1999, thanks to finishing tied for eighth in the 1998 Qualifying School in California.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1079
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,019,144 (2002)

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