You're here: Home - Biography & Images - Rich Beem No Comments

Rich Beem - Biography and Images

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Rich Beem – born August 24, 1970 – is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and is best known for his upset victory at the 2002 PGA Championship.

Beem turned professional in 1994. His early career was broken up by a spell in Seattle selling car stereos and cell phones. He later regained interest after J. P. Hayes won the 1998 Buick Classic.

This changed in 1999 when Beem won the Kemper Open as a rookie. His career took a further leap forward in 2002 with a victory at the The International in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Two weeks later, Beem won the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, one of golf’s four major tournaments. He shot a par 72 in the first round, but followed that with a six-under 66 in the second round to pull into a five-way tie for first place. In the third round, he again shot 72 and found himself alone in second place, three strokes behind leader Justin Leonard. In the fourth round, Beem fended off Tiger Woods, who birdied his last four holes but finished one shot behind Beem, who shot a final round 68 to Woods’ 67. This victory helped establish Beem in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

In 2015, Beem joined Sky Sports as a television commentator and golf analyst. He also planned to play at the UBS Hong Kong Open, but gave up his sponsor exemption to allow Ian Poulter to keep his European Tour card.

Beem resides in Austin, Texas.

The 2017 Open Championship – the third golf major of the year – will be held from Thursday 20th July – Sunday 23rd July at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. It will be the 146th Open Championship, and the tenth played at Royal…

Sky Sports is creating a brand new channel for one of the biggest events in the golf calendar – the Players Championship. The unofficial fifth major will be the 44th Players Championship, to be held from May 11–14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach,…

The 2016 Ryder Cup will take place from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports Ryder Cup while the BBC will air nightly highlights. Europe enters the…

The fourth and final major of the year gets underway at Baltusrol this week (28-31 July), with live coverage of the PGA Championship 2016 on Sky Sports. Featured group coverage will be available for the first two rounds on Sky Sports 4 via the red…

The 2016 Open Championship will take place this week (14–17 July) at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. It will be the ninth Open Championship played at the Old Course of Troon, and the fifth since gaining royal status. The four-day tournament will…