Elkington won his only major at the 1995 PGA Championship at the Riviera Country Club when he einlochte the jump-off against Colin Montgomerie an 8 foot putt to victory -making birdie. Overall, he won ten tournaments on the PGA TOUR, including the most lucrative Players Championship twice in 1991 and 1997.
Elkington suffers greatly from various allergies and has had to undergo several sinus surgeries. These problems affect an orderly progress of his professional career.
Nevertheless, he could with a second place at the PGA Championship in 2005, behind winner Phil Mickelson, again venture into the Top 50 of the World Golf Rankings, which entitle the holder to participate in the highly doped tournaments. In the 2006 season Elkington could no longer hold and 2007, he slipped out of the top 100 this placement
Elkington played in the International team for the Presidents Cup in 1994-2000.
He is married to his wife Lisa and has a daughter and a son. He divides his time between Houston, Texas and in Sydney, Australia.
PGA Tour victories
Major Championship bold.
Other tournament victories
Participation in team competitions
- Presidents Cup ( International team ): 1994, 1996, 1998 ( winners ), 2000
- World Cup ( for Australia): 1994
- Dunhill Cup ( for Australia): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Results in Major Championships
DNP = did not participate CUT = cut failed "T " shared placement Green background for wins Yellow background for top 10