Elkington withdrew after five holes of his second round at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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|February 9, 2012||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||–||$0||73||73||–||–||–|
|January 19, 2012||Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton F||–||$0||141||69||72||–||–|
|October 20, 2011||Children's Miracle Network Classic||–||$0||145||73||72||–||–|
|October 6, 2011||Frys.com Open||-2||60||$10,800||282||74||69||69||70|
|September 29, 2011||Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open||-8||57||$9,724||276||67||69||72||68|
|August 11, 2011||PGA Championship||–||$0||148||73||75||–||–|
|August 4, 2011||Reno-Tahoe Open||-11||6||$97,125||277||73||65||68||71|
|July 28, 2011||The Greenbrier Classic||–||$0||142||75||67||–||–|
|July 14, 2011||Viking Classic||-9||55||$8,172||279||70||69||64||76|
|June 23, 2011||Travelers Championship||–||$0||140||71||69||–||–|
|May 26, 2011||HP Byron Nelson Championship||–||$0||150||73||77||–||–|
|April 28, 2011||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||–||$0||149||72||77||–||–|
|April 21, 2011||The Heritage||3||66||$11,742||287||68||72||74||73|
|April 14, 2011||Valero Texas Open||–||$0||151||72||79||–||–|
|March 31, 2011||Shell Houston Open||-2||51||$13,885||286||68||71||73||74|
|February 17, 2011||Northern Trust Open||–||$0||146||75||71||–||–|
|February 10, 2011||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||–||$0||216||70||73||73||–|
|February 3, 2011||Waste Management Phoenix Open||–||$0||141||71||70||–||–|
|January 19, 2011||Bob Hope Classic||-17||33||$24,778||343||68||69||67||69|
|September 30, 2010||Viking Classic||-3||36||$16,590||285||70||69||70||76|
|September 3, 2010||Deutsche Bank Championship||–||$0||143||70||73||–||–|
|August 26, 2010||The Barclays||–||$0||146||75||71||–||–|
|August 12, 2010||PGA Championship||-9||5||$270,833||279||71||70||67||71|
|August 5, 2010||Turning Stone Resort Championship||-13||10||$88,667||275||66||71||70||68|
|July 22, 2010||RBC Canadian Open||-4||48||$12,818||276||70||68||65||73|
|July 15, 2010||Reno-Tahoe Open||-4||21||$31,200||284||69||73||70||72|
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|July 8, 2010||John Deere Classic||-9||39||$15,858||275||67||70||70||68|
|July 1, 2010||AT&T National||0||25||$46,323||280||73||70||68||69|
|June 24, 2010||Travelers Championship||-5||47||$16,140||275||66||67||73||69|
|June 10, 2010||St. Jude Classic||1||50||$13,776||281||72||69||70||70|
|May 27, 2010||Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial||–||$0||141||71||70||–||–|
|May 20, 2010||HP Byron Nelson Championship||-4||16||$94,250||276||66||66||73||71|
|May 13, 2010||Valero Texas Open||-1||45||$17,446||287||72||71||67||77|
|April 15, 2010||Verizon Heritage||–||$0||144||74||70||–||–|
|April 1, 2010||Shell Houston Open||–||$0||147||73||74||–||–|
|March 25, 2010||Arnold Palmer Invitational||–||$0||75||75||–||–||–|
|March 18, 2010||Transitions Championship||-2||25||$44,100||282||68||68||76||70|
|March 11, 2010||Puerto Rico Open||-15||7||$109,083||273||68||70||66||69|
|February 18, 2010||Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun||–||$0||142||72||70||–||–|
|February 11, 2010||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||-9||16||$93,000||277||68||67||71||71|
Steve Elkington: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Elkington's year-end number is primarily based on his performance at the PGA Championship. If he plays well there, like he did last season when he earned a top-5, then his number season's end looks pretty good. If not, like in 2009 when he missed the cut, then his earnings number is poor. Put simply, don't gamble on a player who has only one decent opportunity to make money all year. Elkington's performance in the four core stats categories was surprisingly strong last season, but a closer look revealed his problem. He ranked 124th on the PGA TOUR in birdies per hole average. Basically, Elkington does exactly what you need to do to get pars, which leads to solid stats in categories such as GIR and putts per green, but it doesn't necessarily mean he's scoring well under par.
Looks and one's memory can be deceiving. Would you believe that Elkington is only 46 years old? What, did he turn pro when he was 12? It seems like he's been playing forever, and well, he has. He started in 1984 and he's had one heck of a career. Now the bad part. Outside of a few exceptions, players his age just don't improve when you get beyond 44-45 years old. He'll manage to get somewhere near his number from last year, but there's little chance he can improve upon it.
Elkington's barometer each season is The Players Championship. If he plays well there, he's in for a good year, if not, he's staring $200k right in the face. With limited upside, and a severe downside, Elkington isn't a good pick for 2008.
Elkington had a couple nice events last year, most notably the run at the PGA Championship, but the tank is running low. The $1.4 million he earned last year is absolutely the high end of what he can make this year. Elkington will always play well at certain events where he's had success in the past, but playing merely well isn't enough when you are looking at spending $1.4 million. There has to be a higher upside.