Height – 5 ft 11″
Date of birth – 23rd May, 1967
Turned pro – 1990
Family – wife: Dina children: Griffin & Lily Katelin
Residence – Cincinnati, Ohio
Steve turned pro in 1990 and finished in the top ten of the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 & 1996. The latter being that bit more special with a win at the Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open. Steve was voted the PGA Rookie of the year in 1998 and, to date, has had a total of 8 professional wins. His most recent victory coming in 2007 at the Turning Stone Championship. One of Steve’s golfing highlights was his tied 5th finish at the Masters in 2008. Steve spent most of the week in a tie for third and only a few shots behind the eventual champion Trevor Immelman.
Steve is now a regular analyst on FOX Sports and covers the major championships. For today’s top players, with almost 24 years of professional golf under his belt he provides great insights into what life on tour is really like.
Steve had starts on the PGA and Web.com Tour’s in 2015 and 2016. His highest finish was 7th at the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This was closely followed by 10th place at Puerto Rico Open.
Steve turned 50 in May of 2017 and proceeded to join the Champions Tour, where he registered 3 top-10 finishes in just 16 starts, highlighted by a solo 5th place finish at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.
Steve’s maiden PGA Tour Champions victory came at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, in just his 22nd start.
A birdie on the second playoff hole was needed for Steve to win at the tricky TPC Sugarloaf. The event was completed a day early because of Sunday’s weather forecast, which was for heavy rain and lightning.
Steve opened with a 66 and shot 71 on Saturday morning to enter the final round a stroke behind Langer, Jay Haas and Jerry Kelly.
A final round 68 (-4) was enough to get Steve into a playoff with Scott Parel and Bernhard Langer, all on -11.
Flesh and Parel birdied the first playoff hole, and when Langer failed to do so, he was eliminated.
On the second playoff hole, Steve hit his shot long and to the right into the back bunker, and hit a superb bunker shot out to 3 feet. Holing this short putt was enough to seal victory.
“You never know if you’re ever going to win again,” Flesch said. “Honestly, it’s been harder than I anticipated winning on this tour. The guys are so good.”
With this victory, Steve moved up to 8th on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List.
DID YOU KNOW?
Steve is a huge Cincinnati sports fan, supporting and regularly attending the Reds and Bengals games.