Sluman claims victory at Milwaukee Open
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2002 Greater Milwaukee Open | Wrap | 15 Jul 2002
Jeff Sluman has not exactly carried a great profile along with him, as he has gone about his business as a professional, but he has sure been very successful in that role. His win here has taken his career earnings to nearly $US12,000,000 since joining the tour in 1983 so his average per season over a long period has been very, very good.
He won the USPGA in 1988 against the odds so to speak as that was his first win of any description on tour. Not many have won a major as their first event.
His win here was set up with a first round 64 and consolidated by a third round 63 which opened up a two shot lead into round four. Four early birdies in the final round had him in cruise control and his sixth win was in the bag. Tim Herron and Steve Lowery tied for second four back with Kenny Perry in fourth place.
Greg Chalmers has been struggling all of this season but managed to find some form in what was quite a reversal. His fifth place and the accompanying $US113,000 takes him within striking distance of the money he will need for full playing rights next season.
Matttie Goggin came from the clouds with a final round 64 for 12th. He has found a little bit of form of late but will need to find some more yet to ensure he regains full playing rights next season. He has played this season without the luxury of a full card and has had to rely on starts whenever they become available. Bradley Hughes was 56th and Geoff Ogilvy 68th.