|Born||August 29, 1959|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||2|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1993, 1999|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Cheesman was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft with the 613th pick in the 25th round but never made it to the majors, spending four years in the minors. He was a catcher and a pitcher. He played for the Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League and the Calgary Cardinals of the Pioneer Baseball League. He was traded to the California Angels organization in 1979 and played for the Salinas Angels of the California League. He was traded again to the New York Yankees organization in 1980 and played for the GCL Yankees of the Gulf Coast League. Cheesman called it quits after that season and became a golf professional in 1986.
Cheesman earned his PGA Tour card for 1988 through qualifying school. In his rookie year on Tour he only made 6 of 30 cuts and failed to retain his Tour card. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 1990 and won the Ben Hogan Quail Hollow Open en route to a 13th-place finish on the money list which earned him his PGA Tour card for 1991. He struggled on Tour again, and had to return to qualifying school in 1992 where he earned his Tour card for 1993. After another poor season on the PGA Tour he took a hiatus from the PGA and Nationwide Tour and returned in 1997. He won the Nike Hershey Open en route to a 6th-place finish on the money list, earning him his PGA Tour card for 1998. He had his best year on Tour, finishing 100th on the money list. He had an even better year in 1999, finishing 95th on the money list while recording three top-10 finishes. He didn't fare as well in 2000 and finished 141st on the money list to earn partial status on Tour in 2001. He returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2002 and played on it until 2006 until retiring.
Professional wins (2)
Nike Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 10, 1990||Ben Hogan Quail Hollow Open||−9 (69-69-69=207)||2 strokes||Kim Young|
|2||Jul 6, 1997||Nike Hershey Open||−6 (71-71-70-66=278)||1 stroke||Greg Lesher, Billy Downes|
Results in major championships
Note: The U.S. Open was the only major Cheesman played.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
- 1987 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1990 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1992 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1997 Nike Tour graduates