About Kevin Stadler

By Brendan O'Brien

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Professional golfer Kevin Stadler was born in Reno, Nevada, on Feb. 5, 1980. He tuned pro in 2002 after playing college golf at the University of Southern California. Stadler was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2002 after leading his team to the conference title.

Nationwide Tour Victories

Stadler won four tournaments on the Nationwide Tour between 2004 and 2006: the Lake Erie Charity Classic and the Scholarship America Showdown in 2004, and the Xerox Classic and the Albertsons Boise Open in 2006.

International Victories

Stadler won the Centenary Argentine Open and the John Walker Classic in 2006.

PGA Tour

After competing in a handful of PGA events during the previous two seasons, Stadler made his first cut on the PGA Tour while playing in the 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He finished tied for 61st and took home $11,501.

First Major Championship

In his first Major, Stadler placed 65th in the 2004 U.S. Open Championship, winning $15,372.

Famous Dad

Stadler is the son of Craig Stadler, the winner of the 1982 Masters. Craig caddied for his son when he won the 2002 Colorado Open. The pair won the Champions Challenge in 1999.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his 15-year career. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.