Greg Chalmers

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Greg Chalmers
Personal information
Full nameGreg J. Chalmers
Born (1973-10-11) 11 October 1973 (age 45)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidencePerth, Australia
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
ChildrenMax, Lachlan
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)European Tour Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia5 Tour2
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2001
U.S. OpenCUT: 2002, 2011
The Open ChampionshipT45: 2012
PGA ChampionshipT4: 2000
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2011, 2014

Greg J. Chalmers (born 11 October 1973) is an Australian professional golfer who has played on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour.

Chalmers was born in Sydney. He won the 1993 Australian Amateur and the 1994 French Amateur.

Chalmers turned professional in 1995 and made a strong start to his professional career, winning four times in Australia in the next few years, including the 1998 Australian Open. In Europe he won the second-tier Challenge Tour's Challenge Tour Championship, in 1997 and finished 25th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1998. The same year he finished fourth at the PGA Tour's Qualifying school to win a PGA Tour card for 1999.

A poor 2004 season saw him lose his card, but he won the 2005 Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour and returned to the main PGA Tour in 2006. Chalmers struggled in 2006, making only 8 cuts and did not maintain his status and played on the Nationwide Tour during 2007 and 2008. He finished 8th on the money list in the 2008 season to gain his PGA Tour card for the 2009 season.

In 2011, Chalmers won the Australian Open for the second time in his career, 13 years after he won his first. He held off late charges by John Senden and Tiger Woods to claim victory.[1] He followed this up with a win at the Australian PGA Championship, to take the second Australian major of the year. He defeated Robert Allenby and Marcus Fraser in a sudden death playoff to take the title. These wins led him to win the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit. He also became only the second player to have a chance of winning the Australian 'triple-crown' but could not claim the Australian Masters title, an event that still eludes him.

In December 2014, Chalmers won his second Australian PGA Championship title in a sudden death playoff. He came from seven strokes back during the final round after a flawless round of 64 to enter a playoff with Wade Ormsby and Adam Scott on 11 under. In a marathon playoff which was the longest in tournament history, Ormsby was eliminated at the third extra hole, with Chalmers and Scott going as far as seven extra holes. On the seventh estra hole, Scott three putted from 30 feet for bogey to allow Chalmers to take the victory. This was his fifth title on the PGA Tour of Australasia and tenth overall professional level victory.[2] He also claimed the year end Order of Merit title for the second time his career.

Chalmers started the 2015-16 PGA Tour season with only veteran member status and alternated between the PGA Tour and Tour. He earned his first PGA Tour win at the Barracuda Championship after 18 years and 386 PGA Tour starts, which was the most among active PGA Tour players without a win and one of the longest waits in Tour history. Chalmers and 2013 winner Gary Woodland were tied before the 18th hole. Woodland bogeyed the last hole and Chalmers eagled the par-five 18th, which meant a six-point victory under the tournament's Modified Stableford scoring system. Previously, his best PGA Tour finishes were second at the 2000 Kemper Insurance Open and at the 2009 Buick Open. At 42, Chalmers was also the season's oldest Tour winner. He is also only the 12th left-hander to win a PGA Tour event. Prior to his win, Chalmers was 229th in the FedEx Cup and 490th in the world. The win moved him to 231st in the world and earned him a two-year exemption that also included entry into the 2016 Open Championship as an Open Qualifying Series event after the Greenbrier Classic was cancelled. Chalmers finished 142nd in the FedEx Cup and did not qualify for the postseason, but the win made him fully exempt through the 2017–18 season.

Chalmers had a career best world ranking was 53rd in 2012. His career best FedEx Cup ranking was 35th in 2012.

Outside of golf, Chalmers runs a Dallas-area charity for autistic children called Maximum Chances, whose name is derived from one of Chalmers' sons.

Amateur wins (2)

Professional wins (11)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jul 3, 2016 Barracuda Championship 43 points (14-10-15-4) 6 points United States Gary Woodland

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (5)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 5 Dec 1997 Australasian Players Championship −15 (71-70-67-68=276) 1 stroke Australia Peter Lonard
2 6 Dec 1998 Australian Open −14 (71-73-74-70=288) 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby, Australia Peter Senior
3 13 Nov 2011 Emirates Australian Open (2) −13 (67-72-67-67=275) 1 stroke Australia John Senden
4 27 Nov 2011 Australian PGA Championship −12 (71-69-69-67=276) Playoff Australia Robert Allenby, Australia Marcus Fraser
5 14 Dec 2014 Australian PGA Championship (2) −11 (71-71-71-64=277) Playoff Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia Adam Scott

Nationwide Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Sep 2005 Albertsons Boise Open −15 (66-65-69-69=269) Playoff United States Danny Ellis
2 27 Apr 2008 Henrico County Open −14 (68-68-68-70=274) Playoff Norway Henrik Bjørnstad

Challenge Tour wins (1)

Other wins (2)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T57
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T4 T44
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T45 T58 81
PGA Championship T32 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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