Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, California
Jeff Quinney is definitely a man to watch. He won the US Amateur Championship in 2000 and played for the US in the 2001 Walker Cup. Having turned professional in 2001, he spent a couple of years on the Canadian Tour - and then the second-tier Nationwide Tour where a top-10 position earned him his full PGA Tour Card in 2005.
2006 was therefore a rookie year for Quinney, earning four top ten finishes in his first five events. Earning over $1m following some very strong finishes - 3rd in the FBR Open, tied 4th in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 6th in the prestigious TPC at Sawgrass , 7th in the Buick and 9th in the Nissan. It is surely only a matter of time before Quinney bags his first full tour victory.
Before turning to golf Jeff was named MVP of his high school basketball team, following in his Dad’s footsteps. When he finally turned to golf Jeff cites winning the U.S. Amateur, as well as playing in major championships with Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, as the biggest thrills so far in his career.
2008 was a very rocky year for Jeff. Despite a third place finish at The Players Championship in August Jeff struggled to push on into the second half of the season. Jeff missed 9 of his last 11 cuts in 2008. However when he did make the cut he usually secure a relatively strong position, finishing just $69 short of $2million for the season. He finished in 38th place on the Money List.
Jeff Quinney Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Jeff Quinney throughout his career
Jeff Quinney Tournament History
2007 The Players Championship
10-13 May - The Players Championship - TPC at Sawgrass - Stadium Course. The Players Championship (TPC) has for a long time been considered golf’s ‘5th’ Major because of the traditionally very strong field – typically the top 50 players in the world congregate to battle it out for the huge prize money. The victor this time was Phil Mickelson who, helped by Tiger’s old coach, Butch Harmon, bagged the $1.62m first prize and the 31st PGA Tour victory of his career after finishing with a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Sergio Garcia. Stewart Cink and Jose Maria Olazabal a further stroke back tied 3rd. The Stadium course is famous for its tiny island green on the par 3 17th – which this time proved a watery grave for a record 94 golf balls (it’s not just us handicappers who end up in the drink). This was Mickelson’s first victory at the TPC after 14 attempts.
In Jeff Quinney's bag...Here are the clubs Tour rookie Jeff Quinney used land 6th place at the TPC, banking $281,000 for his efforts. We're working on what's under the headcovers, but what we can see clearly are his Ping i5 irons, and Titleist Vokey wedges.
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