|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Kirk Alan Triplett|
March 29, 1962 |
Moses Lake, Washington
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|College||University of Nevada|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T6: 2001, 2004|
|U.S. Open||T7: 2001|
|The Open Championship||T60: 2000|
|PGA Championship||T10: 2001|
Triplett was born in Moses Lake, Washington, and grew up in Pullman. He graduated from Pullman High School in 1980 and accepted a golf scholarship to the University of Nevada in Reno, where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He became a golf professional in 1985.
Triplett is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour; the Nissan Open in 2000, the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2003, and the Chrysler Classic of Tucson in 2006. At age 49, he won the News Sentinel Open on the Nationwide Tour in 2011 to become that tour's oldest winner ever.
Triplett was a member of the U.S. team in the 2000 Presidents Cup, and has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2009 he finished outside the top 150 on the money list and lost his PGA Tour playing card. He became eligible to play on the Champions Tour in 2012, after March 29. Triplett won his first tournament on the Champions Tour in his eighth attempt on July 9, 2012 when he won the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. He entered the final round four strokes behind but shot a final round 66 to surge through the pack and prevail by two strokes over Mark McNulty. The win made him the sixth player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored tours (PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour). He successfully defended the title in 2013, picking up his second Champions Tour win.
Triplett shot a tournament record 9 under at the Principal Charity Classic at West Glen Oaks Country Club in Des Moines, Iowa.
Professional wins (11) 1
- PGA Tour wins (3) 1.1
- Nationwide Tour wins (1) 1.2
- Other wins (3) 1.3
- Champions Tour wins (4) 1.4
Results in major championships 2
- Summary 2.1
- Results in senior major championships 3
- U.S. national team appearances 4
- References 5
- External links 6
Professional wins (11)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||
|1||Feb 20, 2000||Nissan Open||67-70-68-67=272||−12||1 stroke||Jesper Parnevik|
|2||Aug 24, 2003||Reno-Tahoe Open||67-68-73-63=271||−17||3 strokes||Tim Herron|
|3||Feb 26, 2006||Chrysler Classic of Tucson||68-71-64-63=266||−22||1 stroke||Jerry Kelly|
|1||2000||John Deere Classic||Michael Clark II||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
|1||Aug 28, 2011||News Sentinel Open||−21 (67-64-68-68=267)||2 strokes||Marco Dawson|
Other wins (3)
Champions Tour wins (4)
|1||Jul 8, 2012||Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach||−10 (70-70-66=206)||2 strokes||Mark McNulty|
|2||Sep 29, 2013||Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach||−11 (67-70-68=205)||2 strokes||Dan Forsman, Doug Garwood|
|3||Feb 16, 2014||ACE Group Classic||−16 (67-67-66=200)||1 stroke||Olin Browne, Bernhard Langer, Duffy Waldorf|
|4||Oct 12, 2014||SAS Championship||−14 (70-63-69=202)||3 strokes||Tom Lehman|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T60||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2000 U.S. Open – 2001 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2001 Masters – 2001 PGA)
Results in senior major championshipsResults are not in chronological order prior to 2014.
|Senior PGA Championship||T19||T6||DNP|
|Senior Players Championship||T6||T60||T22|
|U.S. Senior Open||T22||T9||8|
|Senior British Open Championship||T15||DNP||T8|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.
U.S. national team appearances
- "Kirk Triplett claims one-shot N'wide win". ESPN. Associated Press. August 28, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- "Kirk Triplett wins maiden Champions Tour event". PGA Tour. Associated Press. July 8, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- Stambaugh, Phil (July 8, 2012). "Round 3 notes: Nature Valley First Tee Open". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Hole In One International - Partners". Retrieved June 8, 2011.
- Kirk Triplett at the PGA Tour official site
- Kirk Triplett at the Official World Golf Ranking official site