Height: 5 ft 11″
Date of birth: 23rd May, 1967
Turned pro: 1990
Family: Wife – Dina. Children – Griffin & Lily Katelin
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Manager: David Winkle
Steve Flesch turned pro in 1990 and finished in the Top-10 of the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 & 1996. He hit the pinnacle of his Asian Tour career in 1996 when he recorded a win at the 1996 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open. Flesch was voted the PGA TOUR Rookie of the year in 1998 and, to date, has had a total of 9 professional wins. One of Steve’s golfing highlights was his tied for 5th finish at the Masters in 2008. Flesch spent most of the week in a tie for third and only a few shots behind the eventual champion, Trevor Immelman.
Flesch won 4 PGA TOUR events from 2003-2007 concluding with the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Flesch turned 50 in May of 2017 and proceeded to join the PGA TOUR of Champions, where he registered 3 top-10 finishes in just 16 starts, highlighted by a 5th place finish at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.
Flesch’s maiden PGA TOUR of Champions victory came at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf, in just his 22nd start. Flesch opened with a 66 and shot 71 on Saturday morning to enter the final round a stroke behind Langer, Jay Haas and Jerry Kelly. The event was completed a day early because of Sunday’s weather forecast, which was for heavy rain and lightning.
A final round 68 (-4) was enough to get Flesch into a playoff with Scott Parel and Bernhard Langer, all at -11. Flesh and Parel both birdied the first playoff hole; Langer was eliminated after his par. On the second playoff hole, Flesch hit his shot long to the right into the back bunker but hit a superb bunker shot to within 3 feet. With his successful birdie putt, Flesch sealed his first professional victory since 2007.
As well as playing on the PGA TOUR of Champions, Flesch is an analyst on FOX Sports and covers the major championships. With almost 24 years of professional golf under his belt, he provides great insights into what life on tour is really like to today’s young players.
Flesch is a huge Cincinnati sports fan, supporting and regularly attending the Reds and Bengals games.