Bob Hamilton

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Bob Hamilton
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert T. Hamilton
Born (1916-01-10)January 10, 1916
Evansville, Indiana
Died December 6, 1990(1990-12-06) (aged 74)
Evansville, Indiana
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Other 5
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament 3rd: 1946
U.S. Open T29: 1947
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship Won: 1944

Robert T. Hamilton (January 10, 1916 – December 6, 1990) was an American professional golfer. He was born, raised, and died in Evansville, Indiana.

Hamilton won ten professional title, including one major title, the PGA Championship in 1944 at Manito Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington. Then a match play event, he defeated heavily favored Byron Nelson in the finals, 1 up. Hamilton was a three-time winner of the Indiana Open, winning in 1938, 1942, and 1966. He won five times on the PGA Tour, including won the 1948 New Orleans Open, one stroke ahead of runner-up Roberto DeVicenzo. Hamilton was also a member of the 1949 Ryder Cup team.

Hamilton also served as the golf pro at Fort Lewis, south of Seattle, during the latter stages of World War II; he was also a member of the Warriors, the inter-base (intramural) team. Individually, he placed 3rd in the Pacific Northwest Servicemen's Championship (Seattle) and 3rd in the Tacoma Open, a PGA Tour event.[1]

Hamilton finished second to Sam Snead in the 1967 Senior PGA Championship at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Hamilton set the overall record for youngest golfer to shoot his age when he shot a 59 at Hamilton Golf Club in Evansville in 1975.[2]

Hamilton was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 1965, as a member of the 2nd class so honored.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

This list may be incomplete

  • 1936 Indiana Amateur

Professional wins (10)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins (5)[edit]

This list may be incomplete

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1944 PGA Championship 1 up United States Byron Nelson

Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament DNP DNP NT NT NT 3 44 T18 T23
U.S. Open T45 NT NT NT NT DNP T29 DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP NT 1 R32 R32 R64 R64 R32
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T32 DNP T40 4 DNP DNP DNP WD DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T42 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship R64 R32 SF DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD DNP T59

Note: Hamilton never played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 2 2 4 8 7
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 1 0 1 2 2 6 11 10
Totals 1 0 2 4 4 10 23 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1941 U.S. Open – 1949 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1952 PGA – 1953 Masters)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fort Lewis Golf Course
  2. ^ Kelley, Brent. ""Age-Shooter" Records in Golf". About.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 

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