Bob Tway

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Bob Tway
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert Raymond Tway IV
Born (1959-05-04) May 4, 1959 (age 55)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Edmond, Oklahoma
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1985)
Champions Tour (joined 2009)
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
Other 5
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament T8: 1986
U.S. Open 3rd: 1998
The Open Championship T5: 1991
PGA Championship Won: 1986
Achievements and awards
PGA Player of the Year 1986
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1995

Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87.[1]

Tway was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was introduced to golf at the age of five by his father and grandfather. He participated in his first tournament at age seven. He won the Redding Country Club Championship as a junior golfer in Redding, Connecticut. Tway attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he had a distinguished career as a member of the golf team — a three-time, first-team All-American his last three years.[2] In 1978, Tway's freshman year, the Cowboys, led by seniors Lindy Miller and David Edwards, won the NCAA Championship. When Oklahoma State won again two years later, Tway was their star player. He was the winner of the Haskins Award in his senior year. He turned pro in 1981 and joined the PGA Tour in 1985.

In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year and finished the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship. He was second on the final money list that year — just a few dollars behind Greg Norman.[3]

The 1986 PGA Championship was held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Tway finished with a score of 276 - a two-stroke margin of victory over Greg Norman. Tway had holed a greenside bunker shot at the 18th hole on the final day, which is a memorable shot in golf history.[3]

Tway is also known for recording the worst score ever on the 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass, which occurred during the third round of the 2005 Players Championship. His first four attempts ended up in the water. After finally hitting the green on his fifth attempt, he three putted for 12 to go from 7-under-par and 4 strokes out of the lead to 2-over-par and 13 behind the leader.[4]

Tway has PGA Tour career earnings in excess of 14 million dollars. He currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and enjoys snow skiing, fishing and a variety of other sports. Tway's son, Kevin, celebrated his 17th birthday by winning the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2005.[3] Kevin turned professional in 2011 and won a Web.com Tour event in 2013.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (13)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (8)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (7)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners up
1 Feb 9, 1986 Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open −12 (67-68-69=204) Playoff West Germany Bernhard Langer
2 Jun 8, 1986 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic −12 (73-63-69-67=272) 1 stroke United States Willie Wood
3 Jun 22, 1986 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic −19 (68-66-71-64=269) 2 strokes United States Hal Sutton
4 Aug 11, 1986 PGA Championship −8 (72-70-64-70=276) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman
5 May 14, 1989 Memorial Tournament −11 (71-69-68-69=277) 2 strokes United States Fuzzy Zoeller
6 Oct. 14, 1990 Las Vegas Invitational −26 (67-67-65-65-70=334) Playoff United States John Cook
7 Apr 16, 1995 MCI Classic −9 (67-69-72-67=275) Playoff South Africa David Frost,
United States Nolan Henke
8 Sep 7, 2003 Bell Canadian Open −8 (70-70-66-66) Playoff United States Brad Faxon

PGA Tour playoff record (4–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1986 Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open West Germany Bernhard Langer Won with par on second extra hole
2 1988 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am United States Steve Jones Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1988 Southern Open South Africa David Frost Lost to birdie on first extra hole
4 1989 BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic United States Scott Simpson Lost to par on first extra hole
5 1990 Las Vegas Invitational United States John Cook Won with par on first extra hole
6 1995 MCI Classic South Africa David Frost, United States Nolan Henke Tway won with par on second extra hole
Frost eliminated with par on first hole
7 2001 Nissan Open Australia Robert Allenby, United States Brandel Chamblee
Japan Toshi Izawa, United States Dennis Paulson, United States Jeff Sluman
Allenby won with birdie on first extra hole
8 2003 Bell Canadian Open United States Brad Faxon Won with bogey on third extra hole

Other wins (5)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1986 PGA Championship 4 shot deficit −8 (72-70-64-70=276) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T8 CUT T33 CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T8 T68 T25 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T46 T35 T20 T61
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1 T47 T48 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T36 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T12 CUT CUT T52
U.S. Open T33 T26 DNP CUT CUT T10 T67 T5 3 T62
The Open Championship CUT T5 CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T45 T66 T56 CUT CUT CUT CUT T13 T13 T57
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP T27 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T52 T59 CUT CUT T78 DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP T50 DNP 70 T41 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T29 CUT CUT T55 CUT T65 T50 CUT T56

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"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 0 0 1 2 13 6
U.S. Open 0 0 1 2 4 5 18 13
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 16 8
PGA Championship 1 0 0 1 1 3 24 14
Totals 1 0 1 4 7 12 71 41
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1987 U.S. Open – 1988 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1986 Masters – 1986 U.S. Open)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking
  2. ^ "Hall of Honor 1999". Oklahoma State University Athletics. 
  3. ^ a b c "PGA Tour Profile – Bob Tway". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Island fever: Catch it at The 17th". PGA Tour. March 17, 2006. Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. 

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