Olin Browne

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Olin Browne
— Golfer —
Browne Olin 2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name Olin Douglas Browne
Born (1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 55)
Washington, D.C.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Occidental College
Turned professional 1984
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 4
Champions Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 45th: 2006
U.S. Open T5: 1997
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T46: 2006
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2005

Olin Douglas Browne (born May 22, 1959) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour.

Browne was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from St. Albans School in 1977. He then went on to Occidental College in 1981. He turned professional in 1984. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Browne won three times on the PGA Tour. On August 8, 2007, Browne was named one of the assistant captains for the 2008 United States Ryder Cup team.[1]

At the 1998 Masters Tournament, Browne and Scott Simpson both carded a quadruple bogey on the opening hole of the first round - the worst start in the history of the tournament.[2]

Browne qualified for the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst by shooting a final round 59 in the qualifying tournament. He shared the lead the first two days of the Open, dropping into a tie for second going into the final day. He shot a final round 80 to drop to T-23rd.[3]

Browne played in his first Champions Tour event in 2009 at The Principal Charity Classic, where he shared the first round lead but struggled on the weekend. He captured his first Champions Tour victory at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open, making his maiden win on tour a senior major championship. Browne held off the challenge of Mark O'Meara on Sunday to prevail by three strokes and become only the fifth player in professional golf history to win on the Nationwide Tour, the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.[4]

He is currently a member of Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany, New York. Browne has a son, Olin Jr., who is also a professional golfer.

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 5, 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open −22 (66-66-67-67=266) Playoff United States Stewart Cink, United States Larry Mize
2 May 23, 1999 MasterCard Colonial −16 (73-67-66-66=272) 1 stroke United States Fred Funk, United States Paul Goydos
United States Tim Herron, United States Greg Kraft,
United States Jeff Sluman
3 Sep 5, 2005 Deutsche Bank Championship −14 (68-65-70-67=270) 1 stroke United States Jason Bohn

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open United States Stewart Cink, United States Larry Mize Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nike Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Feb 3, 1991 Ben Hogan Bakersfield Open −9 (69-70-68=207) 4 strokes United States Bob Friend, United States Ron Streck
2 Jul 21, 1991 Ben Hogan Hawkeye Open −14 (67-65-67=199) 2 strokes United States John Ross, United States Ted Tryba
3 Mar 7, 1993 NIKE Monterrey Open −12 (71-71-67-67=276) 1 stroke United States Lon Hinkle, United States Stan Utley
4 Jun 2, 1996 NIKE Dominion Open −12 (67-69-73-67=276) 1 stroke United States Michael Christie, United States Rob McKelvey

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 31, 2011 U.S. Senior Open −15 (64-69-65-71=269) 3 strokes United States Mark O'Meara

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn United States Michael Allen Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T52
U.S. Open T47 DNP T101 T5 T43 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T53 T62 T49
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 45 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T24 CUT T59 DNP T23 CUT T45 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T46 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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 0 0 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 3 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 3 20 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1994 U.S. Open – 1997 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2011 U.S. Senior Open 2 shot lead −15 (64-69-65-71=269) 3 strokes United States Mark O'Meara

Senior results timeline[edit]

Results are not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Tradition T44 T34 T55 T53 DNP T3
Senior PGA Championship DNP T15 T13 CUT DNP DNP
Senior Players Championship T34 T11 T17 3 DNP T39
U.S. Senior Open 10 T3 1 T36 DNP T47
Senior British Open Championship T38 T26 T23 T18 DNP T21

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for a win. Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azinger names Floyd, Browne, Stockton to Ryder Cup staff". PGA of America. August 8, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Forest Fairview, North Carolina: Andrew McMeels Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269. 
  3. ^ "2005 U.S. Open leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. June 19, 2005. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Browne wins his maiden senior major". Sky Sports. July 31, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 

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