Bruce Fleisher

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Bruce Fleisher
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Bruce Lee Fleisher
Born (1948-10-16) October 16, 1948 (age 65)
Union City, Tennessee
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Miami-Dade Junior College
Furman University
Turned professional 1969
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 33
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 18
European Seniors Tour 1
Other 13
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T25: 1992
U.S. Open T41: 1986
The Open Championship CUT: 1969
PGA Championship T14: 1993
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1991

Bruce Lee Fleisher (born October 16, 1948) is an American professional golfer.

Early years and amateur career[edit]

Fleisher was born in Union City, Tennessee.[1] He became involved in golf at age 7 by working as a caddie with his two brothers.[2][3] Fleisher attended Miami-Dade Junior College and Furman University.[1] In 1968 at age 19, he became the third youngest player to win the U.S. Amateur.[2][3] He turned professional in 1969.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Fleisher spent much of his regular career as a club professional; he won the PGA Club Professional Championship in 1989. His regular tournament career was modest, with one win on the PGA Tour, the 1991 New England Classic, and a few wins in minor tournaments. He has been much more successful on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) with 18 wins, including one senior major, the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.[2] Fleisher became the first player ever to earn back-to-back victories in his first two Champions Tour events, which helped him win Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards in 1999.[3] He also has one win on the European Seniors Tour, which came in 2000 at the Irish Seniors Open.[2]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (33)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 14, 1991 New England Classic −16 (64-67-73-64=268) Playoff Australia Ian Baker-Finch

Other wins (13)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (18)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (17)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 7, 1999 Royal Caribbean Classic −11 (66-69-70=205) 2 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
2 Feb 14, 1999 American Express Invitational −13 (67-67-69=203) 3 strokes United States Larry Nelson
3 Apr 25, 1999 The Home Depot Invitational −11 (69-67-69=205) 1 stroke United States Terry Dill, United States Jim Holtgrieve
4 Jun 13, 1999 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland −16 (71-63-66=200) 1 stroke United States Al Geiberger
5 Aug 8, 1999 Lightpath Long Island Classic −10 (64-69-73=206) 2 strokes United States Allen Doyle
6 Oct 10, 1999 The Transamerica −17 (66-66-67=199) 1 stroke United States Allen Doyle
7 Oct 24, 1999 EMC Kaanapali Classic −17 (65-67-67=199) 1 stroke United States Allen Doyle
8 Feb 6, 2000 Royal Caribbean Classic 30 points (6-16-8=30) 2 points Argentina Vicente Fernández
9 Feb 20, 2000 GTE Classic −16 (67-64-69=200) 4 strokes United States Dana Quigley
10 May 7, 2000 The Home Depot Invitational −13 (67-68-68=203) Playoff United States Hubert Green
11 Jul 30, 2000 Lightpath Long Island Classic −18 (63-66-69=198) 2 strokes United States Dana Quigley
12 Apr 22, 2001 Las Vegas Senior Classic −8 (70-68-70=208) 3 strokes Spain José Maria Cañizares, Argentina Vicente Fernández,
United States Walter Hall, United States Hale Irwin,
United States Doug Tewell, United States Larry Nelson
13 May 6, 2001 The Home Depot Invitational −15 (66-67-68=201) 3 strokes South Africa John Bland
14 Jul 1, 2001 U.S. Senior Open E (69-71-72-68=280) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki, United States Gil Morgan
15 Feb 24, 2002 RJR Championship −8 (75-66-67=208) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin, United States Gary McCord
16 Feb 23, 2003 Verizon Classic −8 (68-70-67=205) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin
17 Feb 8, 2004 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic −6 (69-70-71=210) 1 stroke United States Dana Quigley
18 May 2, 2004 Bruno's Memorial Classic −16 (64-68-68=200) 7 strokes United States Bruce Lietzke, United States D. A. Weibring

Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Southwestern Bell Dominion Spain José Maria Cañizares, United States John Mahaffey Mahaffey won with birdie on second extra hole
Fleisher eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 2000 The Home Depot Invitational United States Hubert Green Won with birdie on third extra hole
3 2001 State Farm Senior Classic United States Allen Doyle Lost to par on third extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
2001 U.S. Senior Open E (69-71-72-68=280) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki, United States Gil Morgan

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Fleisher won a gold medal at the 1969 Maccabiah Games in Israel, and he coached the U.S. golf team at the 1989 Games.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Biography from Bruce Fleisher's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 

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