|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Robert T. Byman|
April 25, 1955 |
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
European Seniors Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1983|
|The Open Championship||T7: 1979|
|PGA Championship||77th: 1980|
Byman was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a member of the golf team. He played with Jay Haas and Curtis Strange on the 1974 and 1975 teams, which won the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. Golf World has called the 1974-75 teams "the greatest college team of all time". He turned pro in 1976.
Byman spent the early part of his professional career playing on the European Tour, where he had a great deal of success, winning four times. He played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1979–84. His best year was 1979 when he won the Bay Hill Citrus Classic in a playoff against John Schroeder, earned $94,243, and made the cut in all 20 of his starts. His best finish in a major championship was T-7 in the 1979 British Open.
Byman played on the European Seniors Tour in 2005.
Amateur wins (6)
this list may be incomplete
- 1971 Colorado Amateur
- 1972 U.S. Junior Amateur, Colorado Amateur
- 1973 Colorado Amateur
- 1976 Northeast Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur
Professional wins (6)
PGA Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Mar 4, 1979||Bay Hill Citrus Classic||−6 (67-70-70-71=278)||Playoff||John Schroeder|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1979||Bay Hill Citrus Classic||John Schroeder||Won with par on second extra hole|
European Tour (4)
Other wins (1)
- 1977 New Zealand Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T17||T7||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
Note: Byman never played in the Masters Tournament.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.