Defending champs share lead at Shootout

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Defending champions Jeff Sluman and Hank Kuehne teamed for a 10-under 62 Saturday to share the lead after the second round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Leonard and Flesh take Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Justin Leonard and Steve Flesch teamed to fire a 9-under 63 Friday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Vijay Singh leads another PGA tournament

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, the world's No. 1 golfer, shot a 4-under 67 Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Chrysler Championship.

Byrd, Sluman share lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jonathan Byrd and Jeff Sluman shared the lead Friday at the midway point of the Chrysler Championship, the final full-field event on the PGA Tour.

Sluman sets course record with 62

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Sluman shot a course-record 62 Thursday to seize a two-shot lead after one round of the Chrysler Championship.

Eight share lead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, July 22 (UPI) -- The first round of the U.S. Bank Championship ended in an eight-way tie Thursday with Bo Van Pelt and Robert Gamez among those sharing the lead.

Perry defends championship in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, July 21 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry returns to defend his title in this week's U.S. Bank Championship, formerly known as the Greater Milwaukee Open.

Scott pulls away to win Booz Allen Classic

POTOMAC, Md., June 27 (UPI) -- Adam Scott captured his second PGA Tour win of the season Sunday, tying the tournament scoring record at the Booz Allen Classic.

Howell equals course record

POTOMAC, Md., June 24 (UPI) -- Charles Howell III fired a 10-under 61 Thursday to set a tournament record in the opening round of the Booz Allen Classic.

Mickelson leads at halfway point

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, seeking his second straight victory after going winless in 2003, took a one-shot lead Friday after two rounds of the FBR Open.

Verplank leads Mickelson by one

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scott Verplank shot an 8-under 63 Thursday that gave him a one-shot lead over the resurging Phil Mickelson after one round of the FBR Open.

Sluman named assistant for Presidents Cup

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Sluman will serve as a captain's assistant to Jack Nicklaus for the Presidents Cup matches in South Africa Nov. 21-23.

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Perry coasts to Colonial win

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry was overshadowed by Annika Sorenstam early in the week and even though he won the Bank of America Colonial Sunday, he almost was overshadowed again.

Sorenstam exits, Perry enters at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 24 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry stepped into the void left by the absence of Annika Sorenstam and almost made some golfing history of his own Saturday.
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Jeff Sluman
Jeff Sluman, right, talks with Phil Mickelson as they wait to tee off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Western Open at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Ill. on July 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jeffrey George Sluman (born September 11, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments including six PGA Tour victories.

Sluman was born and reared in Rochester, New York. After graduating from Greece Arcadia High School in 1975, and Monroe Community College in 1977, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He earned a bachelor's degree with a major in finance from FSU in 1980, and turned pro later that year.

Sluman has had an unusual career in terms of winning golf tournaments. During what are usually considered a golfers most productive years – their early twenties through their middle thirties – Sluman won only once. At the age of 30, he won the 1988 PGA Championship. Then, shortly before his 40th birthday, he starting winning consistently on the Tour and in non-Tour events. After winning the 1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic, he won seven more events including four on the PGA Tour during the next seven seasons. Sluman's best season was in 2002 when he finished the year ranked 15th on the PGA Tour with $1,250,187 in earnings. Despite his rather unusual sequence in respect to tournament wins, Sluman has been one of the Tour's most consistent top 10 finishers throughout his career; his regular career earnings exceeded 18 million dollars.

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