Deane Pappas

Deane Pappas (born 12 December 1967) is a South African professional golfer. He has won twice on both the Southern Africa-based Sunshine Tour and on the second-tier United States based Tour, now the Tour.

Deane Pappas
Personal information
Full nameDeane Pappas
Born (1967-12-12) 12 December 1967 (age 52)
Phalaborwa, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality South Africa
ResidenceJonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2010
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Pappas was born in Phalaborwa. He was a three-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, where he was a teammate of John Daly. He lives in Arkansas in the United States with his wife Shona, and two children, Callen and Devyn. They manage Ridgepointe Country Club in Jonesboro.[1]

Pappas turned professional in 1992 and joined the Sunshine Tour in 1994. He won for the first time on the tour in 2001, at the prestigious South African PGA Championship. He claimed his second tour victory in 2009 at the Dimension Data Pro-Am.

Between 1996 and 2007, Pappas played extensively in the United States, winning two tournaments on the Tour, the first in 2000 and the second the following year. He has played three seasons on the PGA Tour, the first in 1999 after finishing tied for second place at qualifying school, but has never been able to retain his card.

Pappas's younger brother, Brenden, is also a professional golfer. In 2001, they became the first brothers to graduate simultaneously to the PGA Tour by finishing in the top 15 on the Tour money list.

Professional wins (5)Edit

Sunshine Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 11 Feb 2001 South African PGA Championship −19 (68-67-67-67=269) 3 strokes   Don Gammon
2 25 Jan 2009 Dimension Data Pro-Am −20 (65-66-69-68=268) 8 strokes   James Kamte Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 18 Jun 2000 Cleveland Open −15 (70-67-69-67=273) 1 stroke   Tjaart van der Walt
2 18 Mar 2001 Monterrey Open −17 (67-68-67-69=271) 1 stroke   Keoke Cotner,   Tim Petrovic

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2010
U.S. Open CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Pappas only played in the U.S. Open.

Team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ridgepointe Country Club – Contacts". Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-03-31.

External linksEdit