Kevin Sutherland

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Kevin Sutherland
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Kevin John Sutherland
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 58)
Sacramento, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sacramento, California
College Fresno State University
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T33: 2003
U.S. Open T28: 2003
The Open Championship T9: 2001
PGA Championship T9: 2007

Kevin John Sutherland (born July 4, 1964) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Sutherland was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He attended Fresno State University and made the golf team as a walk-on freshman. Teased by his teammates for his unorthodox swing and unusual grip, he silenced his peers as he gained All-American status twice in his four years at Fresno State and became the most successful player ever to have spent time there. His younger brother David also attended Fresno while Kevin was there and followed in his brother's footsteps as an All-American golfer.

As a professional, Sutherland qualified for the PGA Tour in 1992. He won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2002. Sutherland has played very consistent golf throughout his whole career, but could not follow up his win. He had an exceptional 2008 season that included 6 top ten finishes, including playoff losses to Vijay Singh at the 2008 Barclays and Cameron Beckman at the 2008 Open. This runner-up finish vaulted Sutherland well inside the top thirty on the 2008 PGA Tour money list, and secured him a spot in the 2009 Masters Tournament.

He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Back and neck injuries forced Sutherland to limit his PGA Tour career in 2011 and 2012. Sutherland returned to playing full-time in 2013. He fell short of satisfying his medical extension, but earned enough to remain on the PGA Tour with conditional status for the remainder of 2013.

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, Sutherland became the first person on the Champions Tour to shoot a 59, going −13 on the par-72 course.[1]

Professional wins (2)

PGA Tour wins (1)

World Golf Championships (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jan 15, 2002 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 1 up United States Scott McCarron

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T76 T44 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT T33 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T46
U.S. Open DNP T44 T37 T28 CUT DNP DNP T58 DNP T33
The Open Championship DNP T9 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T60
PGA Championship CUT CUT T43 T18 CUT 77 DNP T9 T63 T32
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 13 8
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 3 29 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2005 PGA – 2009 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

World Golf Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
2002 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship n/a 1-up n/a United States Scott McCarron

Results timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 1 R16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R64
CA Championship NT1 T27 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T61
Bridgestone Invitational DNP T58 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
HSBC Champions DNP

1Canceled due to 9/11
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
NT = No tournament
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.


  1. "Kevin Sutherland sinks 12 birdies". ESPN. Associated Press. August 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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