Graham DeLaet Speaker Profile
PGA Tour Golfer
Graham DeLaet Biography
Graham DeLaet (born 22 January 1982) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, the Canadian Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
DeLaet was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and grew up there and in Moose Jaw. He attended Boise State University where he won 10 collegiate tournaments. He was on the Canadian development golf team, organized by the RCGA, from 2005 to 2006, and credited this experience with improving his game. DeLaet finished 2nd as an amateur in the 2005 Edmonton Open, a Canadian Tour event.
Early professional career
He turned professional in 2007. He won Rookie of the Year honors on the Canadian Tour for 2007. DeLaet has won three events on the Canadian Tour: the 2008 Desjardins Montreal Open, the 2009 ATB Financial Classic and the 2009 Canadian Tour Players Cup. He was the Player of the Year for 2009 on the Canadian Tour.
DeLaet played in one Nationwide Tour event in 2009, placing T31 at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, with a score of 279 (6 under par). He played in the 2009 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, placing T46 with a score of 282 (6 under par).
DeLaet joined the Sunshine Tour in 2009, splitting time between Canada and South Africa, and he won the 2009 BMG Classic.
DeLaet represented Canada with Wes Heffernan at the 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup. In 2009, he played alongside Stuart Anderson.
In the fall of 2009, DeLaet began his qualifying run for the PGA Tour at the second of three stages, and qualified through his 72-hole event, advancing to the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, set for early December, where the top 25 finishers would obtain their 2010 PGA Tour cards. He finished T8th and was a PGA Tour rookie for the 2010 season.
2010 rookie season
In 2010, after top-25 finshes in his first two events followed by five missed cuts, DeLaet had his best ever finish at the Shell Houston Open, finishing T-3, one stroke out of the playoff between Vaughn Taylor and Anthony Kim. He had his second top-10 finish of the 2010 season in October at the Viking Classic, with a T-5. The next week, DeLaet finished T-25 at the McGladrey Classic, his sixth top-25 finish of the season. He had his third top-10 finish of the season the next week with a T-6 at the Frys.com Open. The finish secured DeLaet his tour card for the 2011 PGA Tour season.
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