Alex Prugh


Past Champion



Age: 39 years old
Place of Birth: Spokane, Washington
Turned Professional: 2007

Notable Achievements

  • 2009 New Zealand Open

A storming final round saw American Alex Prugh pick up the 2009 New Zealand Open in Queenstown with a three-shot victory.

Since turning professional in 2007, Prugh has spent most of his career playing on the second-tier Nationwide Tour, where he has one victory, achieved at the 2009 New Zealand Open.

American Alex Prugh scorched home in ideal conditions with an eight-under-par 64 to finish on 19-under 269 for the tournament, three clear of compatriot Martin Piller, who closed with a 68. He had a quiet start, being even with the card through seven holes before exploding, holing out for an eagle two on eight, picking up more strokes on the 11th, 12th and 16th.

He delivered the coup de grace on the par-five 17th with his second eagle, sending his approach to 25 feet and nailing the uphill, sloping putt. “The eighth really kick-started my round,” Prugh said. “The only time I really felt comfortable was between 16 and 17. On 17 I hit two awesome shots and made a great putt.”

In 2009, he finished 16th on the money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card. In his third start of the 2010 season, Prugh started the final round of the Bob Hope Classic tied for the lead and ended up finishing alone in 5th place, earning $200,000. He followed that performance with another 5th place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open and a 10th place finish at the Northern Trust Open. Prugh’s best finish on the PGA Tour is tied for second at the 2010 Open.

He finished 11th on the 2013 Tour regular-season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. In 2013–14, he made only 4 cuts in 16 events and finished 206th on the FedEx Cup points list and lost his PGA Tour card. However, he finished 41st in the Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

Last updated 10 August, 2020

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