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Scott Verplank
DAL2001051220 -12 MAY 2001-DALLAS, TEXAS, USA: Scott Verplank chips onto the third green during third round action at the Verizon Bryon Nelson Tournament being played in Dallas, TX. Verplank shot a 2 under par 68 to tie for the lead at 13 shots under par. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI
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Scott Rachal Verplank (born July 9, 1964) is an American professional golfer.

Verplank was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He was a leading member of the W.T. White High School Golf Team and a regular at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. While attending Oklahoma State University, he won the 1985 Western Open, becoming the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders won the 1956 Canadian Open. Verplank also won the 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Oak Tree Golf Club and the 1986 NCAA individual title.

Verplank graduated and turned professional in 1986. His career has been solid, with five wins on the PGA Tour, and two Ryder Cup appearances, in 2002 and 2006. He has diabetes and was awarded the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, given by the Golf Writers Association of America to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness. Verplank uses an insulin pump during play. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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