- D. A. Points
D. A. Points Personal information Full name Darren Andrew Points Born December 1, 1976
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st) Nationality United States Residence Deland, Florida Career College University of Illinois Turned professional 1999 Current tour(s) PGA Tour Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour Professional wins 5 Number of wins by tour PGA Tour 1 Nationwide Tour 4 Best results in Major Championships Masters Tournament CUT: 2011 U.S. Open T68: 2008 The Open Championship CUT: 2010 PGA Championship T10: 2011
Points was born in Pekin, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois and was a third team All-American member of the golf team. Points won the Illinois State Amateur three times; he lost to Tiger Woods in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur in 1996. He turned professional in 1999.
Points played on the Nationwide Tour from 2001 to 2004. During that time he won three events. He earned his PGA Tour card by finishing second on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2004. He played on the PGA Tour in 2005 and 2006, but dropped back to the Nationwide Tour for 2007 and 2008. In 2008, at the Miccosukee Championship, he holed his second shot from the fairway on the last hole on Sunday with a wedge and ended up winning in a playoff over Matt Bettencourt for his fourth career win. He finished 16th on the money list to earn his 2009 PGA Tour card.
In 2009 Points finished third in the HP Byron Nelson Championship and comfortably kept his tour card, finishing 66th on the money list.
In February 2011, Points won his first PGA Tour title at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He finished two strokes ahead of American Hunter Mahan, aided by a brilliant approach shot on the par-five 14th, which he holed for an eagle. This victory earned Points a place at the 2011 Masters Tournament. He also won the pro-am portion playing with amateur partner Bill Murray.
Amateur wins (4)
- 1998 Legends of Indiana Intercollegiate
- Three-time winner Illinois State Amateur Championship
Professional wins (5)
Nationwide Tour wins (4)
- 2001 BUY.COM Inland Empire Open
- 2004 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, Pete Dye West Virginia Classic
- 2008 Miccosukee Championship
PGA Tour wins (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Runner-up 1 Feb 13 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -15 (63-70-71-67=271) 2 strokes Hunter Mahan
Results in major championships
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 The Masters DNP DNP DNP CUT U.S. Open T69 DNP DNP CUT The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP PGA Championship DNP DNP T16 T10
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- 2004 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2008 Nationwide Tour graduates
- List of golfers with most Nationwide Tour wins
- ^ "D.A. Points wins first PGA Tour title". ESPN. Associated Press. February 14, 2011. http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=6119256. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
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