Beem, Sutherland among Texas Open leaders

SAN ANTONIO, April 15 (UPI) -- Rich Beem and Kevin Sutherland both carded a 2-under 70 Friday, registering the best days among seven players tied for the Texas Open lead after two rounds.
Stricker, Goosen, O'Hair tied at top

Stricker, Goosen, O'Hair tied at top

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker, who eagled the final hole, Retief Goosen and Sean O'Hair shared the third-round lead Sunday in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts.

Beckman bags Frys title in playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Cameron Beckman won his second PGA event Sunday, edging Kevin Sutherland in a two-hole playoff at the Frys.com Open in Arizona.

Sutherland leads PGA event by one stroke

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Kevin Sutherland shot a 7-under 63 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the PGA Frys.com Open.

Second leg of PGA playoffs set to begin

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh will have the lead in the FedEx Cup points race Friday at the start of the second of the four PGA Tour playoff events.
Singh wins Barclays, his 33rd tour title

Singh wins Barclays, his 33rd tour title

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh birdied the second hole of a playoff Sunday and won The Barclays Golf Tournament in New Jersey, his 33rd PGA Tour title.
Mickelson has 1-shot lead at Colonial

Mickelson has 1-shot lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 24 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson turned in a 5-under 65 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Fort Worth, Texas.

Hot putter gives Mickelson Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, fueled by what he said was his best day of putting in 2008, took a one-shot lead Friday at the midway point of the Colonial Invitation in Texas.

Scott leads Byron Nelson by three strokes

IRVING, Texas, April 26 (UPI) -- Adam Scott birdied two of his last three holes Saturday, posting a 3-under 67 for a three-stroke lead in the third-round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Luke Donald leads Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Luke Donald overcame blustery conditions Thursday to shoot a 6-under 64 and take the first-round lead at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Holmes tops Mickelson in FBR Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- J.B. Holmes birdied the final hole to force a playoff and then sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Phil Mickelson Sunday in the FBR Open.

Charles Warren leads PGA Tour event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Charles Warren, who has yet to earn a victory in four years on the PGA Tour, shared the first-round lead Thursday at the FBR Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nathan Green leads John Deere

SILVIS, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- Nathan Green shot his lowest round of the season Friday, an 8-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.

Neal Lancaster leads John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill., July 12 (UPI) -- Neal Lancaster shot a 7-under 64 Thursday for a one-shot lead after one round of the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill.

Two-way tie at AT&T Classic

DULUTH, Ga., May 18 (UPI) -- Troy Matteson, one of four rookie winners on the PGA Tour last year, shared the lead with Ryuji Imada Friday midway through the AT&T Classic.
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Kevin Sutherland
Kevin Sutherland hits a drive from the ninth tee on the first day of play at the 107th U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania on June 14, 2007. Sutherland finished the first round at four over par 74. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Kevin John Sutherland (born July 4, 1964) is an American professional golfer.

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 and has been a regular ever since. He won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2002. Sutherland has played very consistent golf throughout his whole career, and it is very surprising that he hasn't won more tournaments, but he had an exceptional 2008 season, a season which included 6 top ten finishes, including a playoff loss to Vijay Singh at the 2008 Barclays, and a playoff loss ot Cameron Beckman at the 2008 Frys.com Open at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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.

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