Darron Stiles

Darron Gary Stiles (born June 1, 1973) is an American professional golfer.

Darron Stiles
Personal information
Full nameDarron Gary Stiles
Born (1973-06-01) June 1, 1973 (age 47)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePinehurst, North Carolina
Career
CollegeFlorida Southern College
Turned professional1995
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Korn Ferry Tour5
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT48: 2003
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Stiles was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a three-time All-America at Florida Southern College and was a member of the 1995 NCAA Division II National Championship team.

Stiles played on the Nationwide Tour in 1997, 1999–2002, 2004, and 2008 and the PGA Tour in 2003, 2005–07, and 2009. He gained his PGA Tour card for 2007 by finishing tied for 16th at Q-School in 2006 but failed to retain his card, and returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2008. He finished 7th on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2008 and earned his 2009 PGA Tour card. Stiles is the all-time career money leader through his 2012 win at the News Sentinel Open on the Web.com Tour with $1,815,688.

Stiles had successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his jaw in 1989.

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Feb 17, 2008 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship1 −10 (66-68=134)* 1 stroke   David Smail

*Note: The 2008 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.
1Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour

Web.com Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 16, 1999 Nike Dominion Open −9 (67-71-74-67=279) 1 stroke   Mathew Goggin,   Dick Mast
2 Sep 10, 2000 Buy.com Tri-Cities Open −6 (68-72-69-73=282) 2 strokes   John Kernohan
3 May 30, 2002 Knoxville Open −16 (71-69-64-68=272) 1 stroke   Aaron Baddeley,   Steve Ford
4 May 14, 2006 Rheem Classic −13 (66-66-64-71=272) Playoff   Michael Putnam
Unofficial
win
Feb 17, 2008 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship*1 −10 (66-68=134)* 1 stroke   David Smail
5 Aug 26, 2012 News Sentinel Open −18 (67-66-66-67=266) 1 stroke   D. J. Brigman,   Nicholas Thompson,
  Scott Gardiner

*Note: The 2008 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship was shortened to 36 holes due to rain. Due to the event's length, this win is counted as unofficial.
1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

Web.com Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Rheem Classic   Michael Putnam Won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
U.S. Open T48 CUT CUT T59
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Note: Stiles only played in the U.S. Open.

See alsoEdit

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