Residence: Las Vegas, USA
As an amateur Dean was a medallist at the 1991 Western Athletic Conference Championship while attending Brigham Young University. During his time here he was a teammate with PGA Tour professional member Mike Weir.
Dean Wilson began his professional career on Nationwide Tour and recorded a pair of top-25 finishes in 1999 before jumping to the Japan PGA Golf Tour. Dean was named as rookie of the year in 2000 on this tour. The following season was Dean’s breakthrough year as a professional golfer. He recorded three victories, including the Japan PGA match-play and stroke-play championships, both considered majors on that tour, and made it into the top 70 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
In 2002 Dean won a further two times on the Japan PGA Golf Tour and earned status for the 2003 PGA Tour season by finishing in a tie for 11th at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Dean did not do enough to retain his playing privileges for 2004 and returned to Q-School. Here, like the previous season, he finished in a position where he earned playing rights once again.
In fourth full season on the PGA Tour Dean earned his first victory after a playoff win over Tom Lehman at The International. Dean won thanks to the unique Stableford scoring system, which rewards birdies and eagles far more than bogeys. Dean would have lost to Tom Lehman by 4 strokes (-13 to -9) if the standard stroke play scoring method were used.
After winning in 2006 Dean finished in the top-10 four times, with a best finish of T5 at the Stanford St. Jude Championship. This year saw Dean’s first start at the Masters where he finished in a tie for 30th and was the third straight season with at least four top-10 finishes.
Dean enjoyed a solid season on the PGA Tour defined by eight top-25 finishes and a pair of T3s in the span of three weeks in July. Dean finished tied for 3rd at the AT&T National, thanks to weekend rounds of 65-67. He then closed with rounds of 64-65 to finish T3 at the U.S. Bank Championship to jump into the top-70 on the Money List and broke the $1 million earnings mark for third consecutive season.
Dean Wilson Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Dean Wilson throughout his career
Dean Wilson Tournament History
2008 Buick Invitational
24-27 January - Buick Invitational - Torrey Pines. Tiger Woods joined elite company on the final day of the Buick Invitational, even though he might as well have been playing alone. He thrilled the 4-deep gallery with an improbable flop shot from the trampled grass behind the 9th green to save par. He sent Torrey Pines into delirium with a 60-foot birdie putt that started in one direction and slid into the cup from the other. He made 3 straight bogeys on the back 9, a rarity for him when he's in the lead. And none of it mattered. The outcome was never in doubt at the Buick Invitational, only the final score. A 10-foot birdie on the 18th gave Woods a 1-under 71 and an 8-shot victory, the ninth time in his career that he has won by at least that many.
In Dean Wilson's bag...Dean peaked too soon this week. His opening round of 69 was not equalled through the rest of the week. Rounds of 71, 73 than a closing 75 saw Dean finish just inside the top-30 - in a tie for 29th. This is one of the more unusual shots that we received this week. Underneath the distinctive Pineapple headcover is a TaylorMade Burner Tour driver. His fairway is a TaylorMade R7. Dean also carries a hybrid - a TaylorMade Rescue Dual. His irons are the very ascetically pleasing Taylor RAC TP Forged. He closed out his TaylorMade clubs with a RAC Satin TP wedge. His putter is from Odyssey and is their White Hot #5 model.
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