Wife, Lisa; Annie Elizabeth (3/24/95); Samuel Ross (2/25/97)
University of Houston (1985, Recreation)
Sydney; ; Australia
City Plays From
Champions GC (Houston, Texas)
One of his idols growing up was fellow Australian Bruce Devlin, an eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR as well as a former winner on the Champions Tour
Enjoys gardening and is also a talented caricaturist
In 2003, while rehabbing his shoulder, was a youth instructor at Yeager Elementary School in Houston where his children were students. He helped children struggling with subjects such as math and English
Roommate at Houston was Billy Ray Brown, currently a member of Golf Channel's broadcast team on the Champions Tour
Has his own show on RFD-TV called The Rural Golfer which made its debut in July, 2014.
Caricature drawing, fishing, hunting, gardening
PGA TOUR Victories (10)
1990 KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1991 THE PLAYERS Championship
1992 Infiniti Tournament of Champions
1994 Buick Southern Open
1995 Mercedes Championships, PGA Championship
1997 Doral-Ryder Open, THE PLAYERS Championship
1998 Buick Challenge
1999 Doral-Ryder Open
PGA TOUR Champions (10)
1980 Australian Amateur, New Zealand Amateur.
1981 Australian Amateur, Doug Sanders Junior.
1992 Australian Open.
1993 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Raymond Floyd].
1995 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Mark Calcavecchia].
1996 Honda Invitational [Asia].
1997 Diners Club Matches [with Jeff Maggert].
1998 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Greg Norman].
Played in just five events with his best showing a T21 at the Encompass Championship near Chicago in June
Continued work on his TV show "Secret Golf with Steve Elkington," which was picked up by the CBS Sports Network.
2012: Withdrew from both PGA TOUR starts (Humana Challenge and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am). Missed the cut at the TPC Stonebrae Championship in his first career Web.com Tour start. 2011: Collected only top-10 finish of the season in his 13th start, a T6 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. It was his first top-10 since the 2010 PGA Championship (T5). 2010: Season included near-miss at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Finished No. 92 in the FedExCup standings, with three top-10 finishes and 15 made cuts in 22 starts
Turned in his first top-10 since 2008 with a T7 finish at the Puerto Rico Open
Carded a first round 66 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship en route to second top 10 of the season (T10)
Sixteen years after his 1995 PGA Championship win, finished T5 with Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson. Remained in the hunt until bogeys on 71st and 72nd holes derailed his chances. Would have been second-oldest major championship winner (47 years, 8 months, 7 days), behind only Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48 years, 4 months, 18 days. 2009: Made 11 cuts in 23 starts on the PGA TOUR, with a season-best finish was 22nd at John Deere Classic. Finished No. 183 on the money list, his worst finish since being 187th in 2003. 2008: Made the cut in 17 of 25 starts, with nine top-25 finishes
Surpassed $1 million in earnings for the sixth time in his career, finishing the year No. 85 on the money list
Posted a T5 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, equaling his best finish (T5 at 2007 Buick Open) on TOUR since a runner-up showing at the 2005 PGA Championship. Was one of just three players to record all five rounds in the 60s
Two weeks later at the FBR Open, turned in three rounds in the 60s to claim a T4 finish at TPC Scottsdale
Finished T10 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his first top-10 in 13 starts at the event. 2007: After T12 and T16 at the PLAYERS Championship and AT&T Classic in May, respectively, posted his best finish of the year with a T5 at the Buick Open in early July. Was his best finish since a T2 at the 2005 PGA Championship. Credited the solid play to the urging of his 10-year old son and 12-year old daughter, who enjoy watching him play golf
That solid play continued in August as he posted a T6 at the Reno-Tahoe Open four months before his 45th birthday. 2006: Made 10 cuts in 17 starts and finished in the top-25 three times
Best effort of the season was a T17 at the John Deere Classic. 2005: Made the cut in 16 of 20 starts and earned a career-best $1,410,350. Finished 54th on the money list, his best since 35th in 1999
Collected his first top-10 since a T2 at the 2002 Open Championship with a T6 at weather-delayed PLAYERS Championship. Played 30 holes on Monday to complete his third top-10 finish at the event in 16 appearances. Won the event in 1991 and 1997
Finished T5 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, his fourth top-five finish since his last victory on TOUR, the 1999 Doral-Ryder Open
Contended for his second PGA Championship title, but fell one stroke short of Phil Mickelson. Finished T2 at Baltusrol, moving him into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking which earned him a spot in the NEC Invitational the next week. It was his ninth top-10 out of 50 career major championship appearances. 2004: Started the year making the cut in all five starts during the eight-week stretch of the West Coast Swing
Best finish of the season was T18 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. 2003: His 14 appearances were least of his career. Finished 187th on money list, lowest since joining the TOUR full-time in 1987
Withdrew after first-round 86 at The Open Championship, and did not play the remainder of the season. 2002: T2 at The Open Championship, his best finish at a major since third at the 1998 PGA. Closed with rounds of 68-66 to join eventual champion Ernie Els, Stuart Appleby and Thomas Levet in four-hole playoff at 6-under-par 278. Eliminated after missing 6-foot par putt on fourth and final hole of playoff. 2001: Lingering injuries limited effective play early in the year. Was 117th on the money list
Played well late in the season. Had back-to-back T6s in the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic and Texas Open. 2000: Year riddled with injuries and ailments. Made only 17 appearances
Injured wrist in first round of Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, where he missed cut, then withdrew from the next week's Shell Houston Open. Withdrawal was second in a row in his adopted hometown. Sinus history forced withdrawals from THE PLAYERS and U.S. Open
Underwent surgery on Aug. 11, three days before the PGA, to repair torn hip and ball socket
A Captain's Pick by Peter Thomson for the International Presidents Cup team. 1999: Won for third straight year with victory at the Doral-Ryder Open, which included a closing 64 that featured six consecutive birdies. 1998: Captured ninth TOUR title and second Buick Challenge win in a playoff over Fred Funk. 1997: Reached top 10 again thanks to two more victories. Trailed David Duval by two strokes entering final round of Doral-Ryder Open before earning two-stroke victory with closing 69. Three weeks later was dominant at THE PLAYERS with wire-to-wire seven-stroke victory over Scott Hoch. At the time, joined Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples as only two-time winners of event. 1995: First top-10 finish on the money list, when he won twice and finished second twice
Opened year with second Mercedes Championships title. Birdied second playoff hole to defeat Bruce Lietzke
Trailed Ernie Els by six strokes entering final round of PGA at Riviera. Shot front-nine 31 on way to final-round 64 to force playoff with Colin Montgomerie. Sank 25-foot putt on first extra hole to win first major title
Won Vardon Trophy with 69.62 scoring average. 1994: Missed part of season after sinus surgery, but came back for T7 at PGA and notched five-stroke victory at Buick Southern Open. 1993: Made all 23 cuts. Lost playoff to Rocco Mediate at Kmart Greater Greensboro Open and T3 at Masters. 1992: Won Infiniti Tournament of Champions in playoff over Brad Faxon, one of six top-three finishes. 1991: Outdueled Fuzzy Zoeller to win THE PLAYERS. 1990: First TOUR victory came at Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, where final-round 66 brought him from seven strokes back. Amateur: Won 1980 Australia-New Zealand Amateur
Winner 1981 Australian Amateur and Doug Sanders Junior
Two-time All-American at University of Houston, where teammate was Billy Ray Brown
Two-time Southwest Conference champion
Member of NCAA Championship teams in 1984 and 1985.