Cliff Kresge: PGA Tour

Kresge has played on the PGA Tour and Tour since 1997.

He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a liberal arts degree in 1991 and turned professional.

He played mainly on mini-tours until 1997 when he joined the Nationwide Tour.

He has three wins on the Nationwide Tour. His best finishes on the PGA Tour are a pair of T-3 at the 2002 B.C. Open and the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational. He also finished tied for 10th in the 2003 U.S. Open.

Kresge won a 2011 NGA Hooters Tour event; the Bridgestone Winter Series at Deer Island GC in a four-hole playoff.

His greatest thrills in golf are meeting Arnold Palmer and holing out a pitch shot for eagle win his first Tour event at the 2002 Virginia Beach Open.
His golf swing is natural, and he has never used an instructor.

Kresge is heavily involved with Kresge’s Krew Foundation, dedicated to creating awareness about the fight against autism.

Nationwide Tour wins

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 5, 2002 Virginia Beach Open −11 (68-71-67-71=277) Playoff United States Arron Oberholser
2 Jul 7, 2002 Hershey Open −8 (67-71-71-67=276) Playoff United States Brian Claar, United States Steve Ford
United States Joel Kribel
3 Sep 24, 2006 Oregon Classic −17 (70-67-67-67=271) Playoff United States Ricky Barnes

Other wins

  • 2011 Bridgestone Winter Series at Deer Island GC (NGA Hooters Tour)




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