Cliff Kresge

Cliff Kresge
Personal information
Full name Clifford Terry Kresge
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968
Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Kingsport, Tennessee
College University of Central Florida
Turned professional 1991
Current tour(s) Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour Tour 3
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T10: 2003
The Open Championship CUT: 2003
PGA Championship CUT: 2008

Clifford Terry Kresge (born October 3, 1968) is an American professional golfer. He has played on the PGA Tour and Tour since 1997.

Kresge was born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.[1] His parents moved to central Florida in 1972 and lived on the Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando where he took golf at age 8. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a liberal arts degree in 1991 and turned professional. He played mainly on mini-tours until 1997 when he joined the Nationwide Tour.

Kresge has three wins on the Nationwide Tour. His best finishes on the PGA Tour are a pair of T-3 at the 2002 B.C. Open and the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational (an event he grew up attending after his family moved to Orlando, Florida). He also finished tied for 10th in the 2003 U.S. Open.

Kresge won a 2011 NGA Hooters Tour event; the Bridgestone Winter Series at Deer Island GC in a four-hole playoff.

Kresge currently resides with his wife Judy in Kingsport, Tennessee. Judy has three sons from previous marriage while Cliff has a son of his own also from a previous marriage. Judy's oldest son Peter often caddies for Kresge.

Kresge has gone public, along with Ernie Els, about both of their sons being diagnosed with autism. Kresge was the Honorary Walk Chair for the November 15, 2008 Orlando Walk Now For Autism, a fundraiser for Autism Speaks.[2] In September 2009, Kresge along with Els and 18 other PGA Tour players held a charity Pro-Am at Ridgefields Country Club in Kingsport for his Autism Charity: Kresge's Krew Foundation.[3] The foundation again held their annual tournament at Ridgefields in 2010 and 2011. Ernie Els returned to headline a field of 15 PGA Tour players

Professional wins

Nationwide Tour wins

No. DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 May 5, 2002 Virginia Beach Open −11 (68-71-67-71=277) Playoff United States Arron Oberholser
2 Jul 7, 2002 Hershey Open −8 (67-71-71-67=276) Playoff United States Brian Claar, United States Steve Ford
United States Joel Kribel
3 Sep 24, 2006 Oregon Classic −17 (70-67-67-67=271) Playoff United States Ricky Barnes

Other wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.

See also


  1. Ducibella, Jim (May 5, 2002). "Beach Open". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved February 9, 2011. Kresge, a Lakewood, NJ, native, worked short-game magic the entire back nine...
  2. "Orlando Walk Now for Autism Raises Highest Total in Four Year History". Autism Speaks, e-Speaks. November 21, 2008.
  3. Golfers, community join up with Kresge's Krew in show of support for families touched by autism
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