Steve Gotsche

Steve Gotsche (born August 24, 1961) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Steve Gotsche
Personal information
Born (1961-08-24) August 24, 1961 (age 59)
WaKeeney, Kansas
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeBarton County Community College
University of Nebraska
Turned professional1985
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour2
Other6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT32: 1996
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Gotsche joined the PGA Tour in 1994, earning his Tour card through qualifying school. In his rookie year he recorded the best PGA Tour finish of his career, a fifth-place finish at the New England Classic. He didn't play well enough to retain his Tour card but earned his card through qualifying school for the second time. After an unsuccessful year on Tour, he joined the Nationwide Tour in 1996. He only played in three events from 1997 to 1998 but rejoined the Tour in 1999. That was his breakthrough year on Tour, winning the Nike Monterrey Open and the Nike Upstate Classic en route to a 15th-place finish on the money list, good enough for a PGA Tour card for 2000. In his return to the PGA Tour he didn't play well enough to retain his card. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2001 and 2002.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

  • 1984 Kansas Amateur

Professional wins (8)Edit

Nike Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 21, 1999 Nike Monterrey Open −18 (67-67-70-66=270) 2 strokes   Kelly Gibson
2 May 2, 1999 Nike Upstate Classic −8 (71-68-69=208) 2 strokes   Sam Randolph,   Jim Johnson

Other wins (6)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T55 CUT T68 T32 CUT CUT
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit

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