U-PICK-EM History

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Here is some interesting history on the U-PICK-EM contest.  Mrs. and Mr. Commissioner took over as commissioners in 1995 and our records now go back to 1997.  Please see below for the winners and payouts each year from 1997 through 2016.

The table below also shows the number of U-PICK-EM players who played each year.  You can see the Total $ Won by our winner each year and who won the PGA Championship that year and how much they won.  It's interesting to see how the PGA purses and our winner's totals have increased each year.

You can also see that Dave Terhaar of Clearwater FL is our only repeat winner during all those years.  He won the U-PICK-EM contest in 2010 and 2013.

 

Year U-PICK-EM Contest Winner City State Total $ Won Entry Fee $ # of Players Places Paid Winner's Payout $ PGA Championship Winner $ Amount Won
1997 Laurie Hilton Mediapolis IA 2,385,051 10 166 10 550 Davis Love III 470,000
1998 Butch Reber Edina MN 2,844,780 10 193 10 625 Vijay Singh 540,000
1999 Bruce Lindstrom Tukwila WA 3,662,765 10 198 10 645 Tiger Woods 630,000
2000 Mark Thompson Bloomington MN 4,398,101 10 186 10 578 Tiger Woods 900,000
2001 Tom Sadowski Bloomington MN 6,846,942 10 228 10 650 David Toms 936,000
2002 Paul Flick New Prague MN 4,855,365 10 247 20 500 Rich Beem 990,000
2003 Marge Sullivan Naples FL 5,083,041 15 258 20 835 Shaun Micheel 1,080,000
2004 Billy Quinn Brookfield WI 7,150,115 15 274 20 883 Vijay Singh 1,125,000
2005 Ronald Ashford Lakeland FL 7,190,175 15 286 20 906 Phil Mickelson 1,170,000
2006 Nancy Michelson Chandler AZ 7,461,054 15 284 20 903 Tiger Woods 1,224,000
2007 Troy Cody Fairmont MN 6,364,668 15 274 20 863 Tiger Woods 1,260,000
2008 Bill Pierce Bloomington MN 6,569,217 15 284 20 881 Padraig Harrington 1,350,000
2009 Douglas Storbeck Blue Earth MN 6,447,930 15 275 20 846 Y.E. Yang 1,350,000
2010 Dave Terhaar Clearwater FL 8,079,563 15 280 20 865 Martin Kaymer 1,350,000
2011 Victoria Jacobson Stillwater MN 6,691,444 15 282 20 927 Keegan Bradley 1,445,000
2012 Matt Candler Smyrna GA 7,317,374 15 266 20 909 Rory McIlroy 1,445,000
2013 Dave Terhaar Clearwater FL 7,772,892 15 293 20 986 Jason Dufner 1,445,000
2014 Lauren Klick Albert Lea MN 8,356,021 15 297 30 916 Rory McIlroy 1,800,000
2015 Jimmy Rodman Bradenton FL 9,669,553 15 321 30 972 Jason Day 1,800,000
2016 Mark Hall Maplewood MN 9,991,962 15 323 30 976 Jimmy Walker 1,800,000
2017 Troy Cody Fargo ND 11,041,207 15 317 30 965 Justin Thomas 1,890,000