Steve Elkington Net Worth is$10 Million
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Nickname: Stephen John Elkington
Profession: Golfer
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Nationality: Australia
Date of Birth: December 8, 1962
Place of Birth: Inverell
Steve Elkington net worth: Steve Elkington is an Australian professional golfer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Steve Elkington was born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia, and went on to graduate from the University of Houston in the US. He played for the college's golf team, and quickly made a name for himself. He began competing on the professional circuit in 1985, and has since won 10 PGA tours. His major placements include a 1995 PGA Championship win, a second place finish at the Open Championship, and a third place finish at the Masters Championship. He also has an Asian Tour win and a PGA Tour of Australasia win under his belt. He was awarded the Vardon Trophy in 1995, given to the PGA Tour player with the lowest scoring average for the season. Lately, he has been in and out of headlines due to inflammatory remarks he has posted to his Twitter account. He began competing on the Champions Tour in 2013.
Stephen John Elkington (born 8 December 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 Ranking from 1995 to 1998.

Elkington was born in Inverell, New South Wales and grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Houston, where he played on the golf team. He became the first prominent Australian player to play college golf in the United States.[citation needed] He turned professional in 1985.
Elkington has 10 wins on the PGA Tour, all of which were in the 1990s. He has 10 top-10 finishes in major championships, including a win in the 1995 PGA Championship at the Riviera Country Club, and a tie for second in the 2005 PGA Championship behind winner Phil Mickelson, which moved him back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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.
In December 2013, Elkington was widely condemned for remarks he made on Twitter following a fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow's Clutha pub. He wrote: "Helicopter crashes into Scottish pub??? Locals report no beer was spilled." The tweet was quickly deleted but not before being shared by users of the social networking site. The comment provoked a furious backlash from his fellow players and commentators alike.
In February 2014, Elkington remarked on Twitter that openly gay football player Michael Sam was "leading the handbag throw" at the NFL Combine, which multiple sources described as homophobic.
Elkington is married and has two children. His family resides in Sydney, Australia and Houston, Texas. Elkington's professional career has been hampered by constant battles with allergies, which caused several absences from tourna

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PGA Golfer Steve Elkington Under Fire For Homophobic Michael Sam Joke

PGA golfer Steve Elkington is getting hammered on Twitter right now ... after making a joke about Michael Sam throwing a purse at the NFL combine. The 51-year-old Australian -- who won the PGA championship in '95 -- wrote, "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is ...
Posted: February 25, 2014, 1:50 am

Steve Elkington makes Homophobic Comments Towards Michael Sam

It has been a floating rumor now that the NFL is planning on banning homophobic talk and racial slurs on the field during games but that does not mean sports players will adhere to this off the field. PGA tour player, Steve Elkington, who is no stranger ...
Posted: February 26, 2014, 6:15 am

Senior Open 2013: Steve Elkington given police escort on course after 'racist' Southport tweet

Elkington issued a statement apologising for his tweet, but a tournament spokesman, speaking on behalf of the R&A, the European Senior Tour and the Champions Tour, confirmed that the matter will be reviewed and suggested that disciplinary action could follow.
Posted: July 27, 2013, 3:27 pm
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