Curt Byrum

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Curt Byrum
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Curt Allen Byrum
Born (1958-12-28) December 28, 1958 (age 55)
Onida, South Dakota
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 1982
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1990
U.S. Open T36: 1995
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T14: 1987

Curt Allen Byrum (born December 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He is the older brother of PGA Tour golfer Tom Byrum.

Byrum was born and raised in Onida, South Dakota. He learned to play golf on a nine-hole course that he and brother Tom used to mow. He was an exceptionally talented athlete in high school in both football and basketball. Byrum attended the University of New Mexico and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1982 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983.

Byrum has spent time playing on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He has 19 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events and 18 top-10 finishes in Nationwide Tour events. Like his brother, he won once on the PGA Tour; and also like his brother, that win came in 1989. He won twice on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in a major is T-14 at the 1987 PGA Championship.[1] Late in his career, Byrum began experiencing orthopedic ailments which limited his playing time; he had surgery on his right elbow in 1992 and 1996.

Since 2001, Byrum has worked with The Golf Channel as an analyst for the Nationwide Tour and the Canadian Tour. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Byrum made his Champions Tour debut in 2009 but played only three events.

Amateur wins (6)[edit]

  • 1976 South Dakota Men's Stroke Play Championship
  • 1979 South Dakota Men's Match Play Championship, South Dakota Men's Stroke Play Championship, Pacific Coast Amateur
  • 1980 South Dakota Men's Stroke Play Championship
  • 1982 Lake Macquarie Amateur

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runners-up
1 Jul 23, 1989 Hardee's Golf Classic -12 (66-67-69-66=268) 1 stroke United States Bill Britton, United States Brian Tennyson

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 4, 1993 NIKE White Rose Classic -18 (69-70-64-67=270) 1 stroke United States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gary Rusnak
Mexico Esteban Toledo
2 Jan 10, 1999 NIKE South Florida Classic -9 (73-66-69-67=275) Playoff1 United States Stan Utley

1Defeated Utley with par on first extra hole.

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T64 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T36 T67
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T14 CUT 70 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T71 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-24. 

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