Born in Dallas, Texas, Scott Verplank attended Oklahoma State University and went on to be the first amateur (aside from Doug Sanders who won the 1956 Canadian Open) to win a PGA Tour Open in the Western Open. He suffers from Type I diabetes and needs to wear an insulin pump while touring.

A member of the US Walker Cup in 1895, he graduated from college and turned professional the next year. He earned the Buick Invitational title in 1988 over Doug Tewell. For the next few years, he suffered from medical injuries to his elbow and required surgeries.

Born 9 Jun 1964
Nationality United States United States

He only reclaimed his Tour card in 1997 for the 1998 season. He placed runner up on the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and was member of the US Team winning the individual title in the World Cup of Golf. His earnings that year exceeded $1.2 million making him the 18th highest earner of the Tour. His performance earned him the Comeback Player of the Year on the PGA Tour.

In 2001, he earned $2 million and a T7 average at the PGA Championship and was Captain’s Choice in the Ryder Cup team. He was 2002 Ben Hogan Award winner and in 2003, took runner-up place at the FUNAI Classic, T8 at the Masters and the PLAYERS Championship and T10 at the US Open. Verplank also scored a T2 finish at the 2005 PLAYERS Championship.

He was gain chosen Captain’s Pick at the US Ryder Cup team in 2006. In 2007, he won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, his first win in the Tour since 2001. He scored a T7 finish at the Open Championship and T9 at the PGA Championship. Verplank opened 2008 with a T5 finish at the Northern Trust Open.Currently, Verplank has a total of 7 career titles, 5 of which were won on the PGA Tour. He did play at the 2010 Major Championships, but was not victorious in any of them.

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