Rich Beem, winner of the 2002 PGA Championship, is one of the newest members of the Adams Golf PGA Tour Staff. Rich has been working his way back into a full schedule of PGA and European Tour events after being sidelined the past couple of years with a back injury.

He burst onto the professional golf stage as a rookie when he won the Kemper Open – then shortly thereafter won the PGA Championship in 2002, two weeks after winning The International in Castle Rock, Colorado. He’s also known as the author of Bud, Sweat and Tees: A Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour and is one of the “fun guys” on tour. Many people can recall him dancing after winning his first major, and also him climbing on the roof of a Nissan Altima that he had just won after hitting a hole-in-one at the 2007 Nissan Open.

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PGA Tour Profile: Rich Beem

The son of a career Army man, Rich remains active in supporting military veterans’ causes.

He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, grew up in El Paso, Texas – went to college at New Mexico State – now resides in Austin, Texas.

Worked in the pro shop at El Paso CC prior to joining the Tour.

Took a short hiatus from pro golf in 1995 and sold cell phones and car stereos in Seattle.

His father, Larry, retired as head golf coach at New Mexico State in 2004.

5 professional wins including 3 PGA Tour victories: Kemper Open, The International and The PGA Championship.