A California boy if there ever was one, Steve Pate was born in Ventura and earned All-America Honors at UCLA. Pate won six PGA events in his long, successful Tour career and competed for the 1991 and 1999 US Ryder Cup squads. His first career win came at the Southwest Golf Classic in 1987 and he recorded two victories during the 1988 season. Pate was named the Tour’s comeback player of the year in 1999, when he earned over $1.75 million, finished runner-up at two events and recorded five top-10 results.
Pate made golf headlines with his victory at the 2010 Bogota Open. At 48, Steve became the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history. Pate is a successful golf course designer and his company is performing major renovations to the championship courses at La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. He lives in Agoura Hills, CA.