Stephen John Elkington (born December 8, 1962) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He spent over 50 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 1995 to 1998.Elkington was born in Inverell, Australia and grew up in Wagga Wagga.Elkington has won 10 events on the PGA Tour, most prestigiously the 1995 PGA Championship at the Riviera Country Club, which is his only major and the 1991 and 1997 Players Championships. He finished tied for second in the 2005 PGA Championship behind winner Phil Mickelson which moved him back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings.Elkington was a member of the International Team in the 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 Presidents Cups. In 1995, he was awarded the Vardon Trophy; this award is given annually by the PGA of America to the tour player with the lowest scoring average.Married to wife, Lisa with children Annie Elizabeth (March 24, 1995); Samuel Ross (February 25, 1997), he resides in Sydney and Houston, Texas.He is considered the best interviewee of all-time on The Jim Rome Show, raising the bar on February 12, 2008 with cracks about "pole-humping" on the 16th hole of the FBR Open and "rubber dongers" used to elude drug testers.
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