Robert Wrenn (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Robert Brenaman Wrenn, Jr.|
September 11, 1959 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||T25: 1988|
|U.S. Open||T26: 1989|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T40: 1987|
Robert Brenaman Wrenn, Jr. (born September 11, 1959) is an American sportscaster and golf course design consultant; he is a former professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
Wrenn was born in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was an all-ACC member of the golf team in each of his four years from 1978–1981. He turned pro in 1981.
Wrenn played in 308 PGA Tour events between 1982 and 1998 with 15 top-10 finishes including a victory at the 1987 Buick Open. He established the tournament record of 262 (26-under-par), which still stands. In fact, at the time this was only one stroke off the all-time PGA Tour record in a 72-hole tournament. His best finish in a major was T-25 at The Masters in 1988. Toward the end of his playing career, Wrenn played some on the Nationwide Tour. His best two finishes in that venue, both in 1995, were a T-2 at the NIKE South Carolina Classic and a T-3 at the NIKE Tri-Cities Open.
After retiring from professional golf, Wrenn became a golf broadcaster in various forums including ESPN. He is also active in golf course design consultant work. He has collaborated with Lester George, a golf course architect, to design several award winning courses including The Colonial Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Wrenn is involved with The First Tee, a charitable organization which gives kids an opportunity to play golf who otherwise would not be able to learn the game. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.