Bill Glasson

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Bill Glasson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name William Lee Glasson, Jr.
Born (1960-04-29) April 29, 1960 (age 54)
Fresno, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Stillwater, Oklahoma
Career
College Oral Roberts University
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T18: 1994, 1999
U.S. Open T4: 1995
The Open Championship T25: 1995
PGA Championship T13: 1998
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1997

William Lee Glasson, Jr. (born April 29, 1960) is an American professional golfer who has won several tournaments on the PGA Tour.

Glasson was born in Fresno, California. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was a distinguished member of the golf team – a two-time All-American. He turned pro in 1983 and led the PGA Tour for driving distance in 1984.[1]

Glasson has enjoyed eight victories as a professional golfer: seven official PGA Tour events and one non-official event. His first win came at the 1985 Kemper Open. Trailing seven strokes behind the leader Larry Mize with 14 holes to play, Glasson made a 45-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a round of 66 to finish one stroke ahead of Mize and Corey Pavin.[2]

Glasson won a second Kemper Open in 1992. His best finish in a major is a tie for 4th place at the 1995 U.S. Open. Glasson has had more than 60 top-10 PGA Tour finishes, and has greater than 6.7 million dollars in career earnings. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His most recent win on the Tour was in 1997 at the Las Vegas Invitational.

Glasson has had difficulty maintaining his PGA Tour privileges in his 40s, due in large part to medical problems. He has had to play some on the Nationwide Tour, where his best finish is a 2nd at the 2003 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic. Glasson has had at least 19 surgeries on various parts of his body including, but not limited to, his elbow, sinus, knee, lip, forearm and lower back.[3] In 1994, with a deadpan delivery, Glasson said: "For me, breakfast is a bowl of Advil." [4]

He began playing on the Champions Tour after his 50th birthday on April 29, 2010.

Glasson enjoys hunting, fishing and farming in his spare time. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 2, 1985 Kemper Open −10 (72-70-70-66=278) 1 stroke United States Larry Mize, United States Corey Pavin
2 Sep 25, 1988 B.C. Open −16 (66-68-65-69=268) 2 strokes United States Wayne Levi, United States Bruce Lietzke
3 Nov 13, 1988 Centel Classic −16 (67-69-68-68=272) 2 strokes United States Tommy Armour III
4 Feb 26, 1989 Doral-Ryder Open −13 (71-65-67-72=275) 3 strokes United States Fred Couples
5 May 31, 1992 Kemper Open −8 (69-68-71-68=276) 1 stroke United States John Daly, United States Ken Green,
United States Mike Springer, United States Howard Twitty
6 Jan 30, 1994 Phoenix Open −16 (68-68-68-64=268) 3 strokes United States Bob Estes
7 Oct 26, 1997 Las Vegas Invitational −20 (63-65-75-71-66=340) 4 strokes United States David Edwards, United States Billy Mayfair

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T25 DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open T25 T39 T53 CUT DNP T21
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T54 CUT DNP WD DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T33 DNP DNP CUT T18 CUT CUT DNP CUT T18
U.S. Open T51 DNP DNP CUT DNP T4 DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T25 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship WD DNP DNP DNP T19 CUT DNP DNP T13 DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T67
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T64 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 3 10 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 4
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 9 29 16
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1984 U.S. Open – 1986 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour stats – Driving Distance". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kemper first win for Glasson". The Daily Record (Ellensburg, Washington). UPI. June 3, 1985. p. 10. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "PGA Tour Profile – Bill Glasson". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dorman, Larry (October 30, 1994). "It's Glasson Operating: Now, It's on the Course". The New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 

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