Pekin Insurance is proud to sponsor PGA TOUR professional and former “Pekin-ite” D.A. Points, who is committed to going Beyond the expected® on the golf course.
D.A. Points was born and raised in Pekin, Illinois, where he attended Pekin Community High School and led the Dragons to the Illinois High School Association state championship in 1994. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a third team All-American member of the golf team. Points is a three-time Illinois Amateur champion and reached the quarterfinals of the 1996 U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge, where he lost to eventual champion Tiger Woods, 3 and 2.
2011 was a breakout year for D.A. as he captured his first ever PGA TOUR title at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. In addition, he won the pro-am portion of the tournament alongside his childhood idol, actor Bill Murray. Since 1987, just three other champions have also won the pro-am portion of the event.
At the end of March 2013, D.A. won the Shell Houston Open to clinch his first PGA TOUR victory since his championship at the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Nearly one month later, he finished second to Billy Horschel at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a final score of 19 under par on TPC Louisiana. The runner-up finish moved D.A. to 48th in the World Golf Rankings and to 7th in the FedExCup championship standings.
2013: Won the Shell Houston Open; 2nd place finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans; Tied for 4th at the Tavistock Cup
2012: 2nd place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship; Tied for 6th at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Tied for 8th at the Farmers Insurance Open
2011: Won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am; 5th place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open; Tied for 10th place at the PGA Championship
2010: Tied for 9th at the Farmers Insurance Open; Tied for 7th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship; Tied for 4th at the Greenbrier Classic
2009: Tied for 9th at The Honda Classic; Tied for 9th at the Puerto Rico Open; 3rd place finish at the HP Byron Nelson Championship; Tied for 7th at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
2006: Tied for 10th at The Honda Classic
Tools of the Trade
Driver – TaylorMade R9 SuperTri (9.5 degree; UST Mamiya AXIV Core 69 shaft)
Hybrid – TaylorMade R11 Rescue (18 degree; Aldila shaft) and Ping G10 (21 degree; Aldila VS Proto Hybrid shaf
Wedge – Ping Tour-W (52 degree) and Ping Tour-W TS (58 degree)
Ball – Titleist Pro V1x
Fairway Wood – TaylorMade Burner 3-wood (13 degree; Graphite Design Tour AD YSQst shaft)
Wedge – Ping i5 (Ping Z-Z65 shafts)
Putter – SeeMore FGP