Bo Van Pelt

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Bo Van Pelt
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1975-05-16) May 16, 1975 (age 38)
Richmond, Indiana
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Tulsa, Oklahoma
Spouse Carrie Van Pelt
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T8: 2011
U.S. Open T14: 2011
The Open Championship T30: 2004
PGA Championship T17: 2005

Bo Van Pelt (born May 16, 1975) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Van Pelt was born in Richmond, Indiana. He attended Oklahoma State University where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Van Pelt initially started his career on the Nationwide Tour and won the Omaha Classic, his first and only Nationwide Tour title, in 2003 after shooting a final round of 62. He now plays on the PGA Tour and captured his maiden victory in 2009 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, beating John Mallinger in a sudden death playoff on the second extra hole.[1] He won the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia in 2011, an Asian Tour event and an unofficial PGA Tour event. He carded a final round seven under 64 to romp to a six stroke victory and finish at 23 under par. On April 8, 2012, he scored a tournament low 64 in the 2012 Masters Tournament, propelling him up the leaderboard to a final tie for 17th place.

Van Pelt claimed his first victory on the European Tour in October 2012, when he won in Australia at the ISPS Handa Perth International. He won by two strokes over fellow American Jason Dufner, having taken a one stroke advantage into the final round.

His father, Bob, was selected in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles after a collegiate football career as a center at Indiana University.

Amateur wins (6)[edit]

  • 1991 Indiana (Boys) State Junior
  • 1993 Indiana (Boys) State Junior
  • 1995 Northern Amateur, Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate
  • 1997 John Burns Intercollegiate, NCAA Central Regional Championship

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 19, 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee –13 (67-68-68-64=267) Playoff United States John Mallinger

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee United States John Mallinger Won with birdie on second extra hole

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 21, 2012 ISPS Handa Perth International1 –16 (70-67-67-68=272) 2 strokes United States Jason Dufner

1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 30, 2011 CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia1 –23 (66-64-67-64=261) 6 strokes United States Jeff Overton

1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour, but unofficial money event.

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 21, 2012 ISPS Handa Perth International1 –16 (70-67-67-68=272) 2 strokes United States Jason Dufner

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Aug 10, 2003 Omaha Classic –26 (64-67-69-62=262) 2 strokes South Africa Craig Lile

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T31 DNP T40 DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship T30 T52 CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T31 T17 DNP CUT DNP CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP T8 T17 T20
U.S. Open T40 T14 T59 T21
The Open Championship T44 T57 CUT T44
PGA Championship T28 CUT T18 WD

DNP = Did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"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 1 3 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 7 26 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2010 U.S. Open – 2011 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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