Robert Damron

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Robert Damron
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert Douglas Damron
Born (1972-10-27) October 27, 1972 (age 42)
Pikeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
College University of Central Florida
Turned professional 1994
Current tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T20: 2003
The Open Championship CUT: 1997
PGA Championship T66: 2001

Robert Douglas Damron (born October 27, 1972) is an American professional golfer, who has played on the PGA Tour.

Damron was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and raised there and later in Orlando, Florida after his father, a wealthy Kentucky coal magnate, moved the family to Bay Hill. Damron had the benefit of some early advice about golf from Bay Hill neighbor Arnold Palmer. He attended Orlando's Dr. Phillips High School graduating in 1990.[1]

Damron later attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando from 1991–1994, where he was a distinguished member of the golf team, earning All-American honors three times. He won five collegiate events while at UCF. He turned pro in 1994, becoming the first UCF student to earn a full-time berth on the PGA Tour. Damron was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002.[2]

Damron has won one PGA Tour event, the 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic. He finished in a three-way tie for first in the same tournament in 2004 (it was called the EDS Byron Nelson Championship that year), which he and Dudley Hart lost in a playoff to Sergio García.[2] His best finish in a major is a T-20 at the 2003 U.S. Open.[3]

Damron's brother, Patrick, is also a professional golfer. He lives in Orlando.[citation needed]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 May 13, 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic −17 (66-64-67-66=263) Playoff United States Scott Verplank

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic United States Scott Verplank Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
2 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Spain Sergio García, United States Dudley Hart Garcia won with par on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Apr 20, 2008 Athens Regional Foundation Classic −11 (70-69-72-66=277) Playoff1 England Greg Owen

1Defeated Owen with birdie on first extra hole.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP 63 CUT DNP T20
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT DNP T74 T66 DNP DNP

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni Biographies". Orlando Dr. Phillips Athletics. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Bio on UCF Athletics official site". Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Robert Damron". Golf Major Championships. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

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