Steven Craig Alker (born 28 July 1971) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.Alker was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. He turned professional in 1995.Alker has competed on several tours around the world. He has been a member of the PGA Tour of Australasia since 1995. He played on the European Tour in 1998 and 1999, also competing on Europe's developmental Challenge Tour in 1999. In 2000, he won the Canadian Tour Order of Merit, before moving to the United States to compete on the Nationwide Tour in 2002. He was successful enough to graduate to the full PGA Tour in 2003, but was unable to retain his card and returned to the development tour from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 and 2008, he went back to Europe to play on the European and Challenge tours.The latest of his nine professional victories came at the 2009 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, where he shot back to back 5 under par 67's on the weekend to finish at 15 under par and win by two strokes. The win came with a two year exemption on both the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Nationwide Tour.
Europe captain Darren Clarke insists winning the last three Ryder Cups counts for nothing as his side embark on their
Tributes poured in from golfers around the world for Arnold Palmer following confirmation of his death at the age of 87.
Arnold Palmer, one of golf's original 'Big Three' and the man who almost single-handedly revived the Open Championship, has died at the age of 87.
Darren Clarke's European team should be favourites for the Ryder Cup - but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs.
Dustin Johnson remained on course for the FedEx Cup title and 11.
The United States and Europe meet in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next week.
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