Sam Saunders (golfer)

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Sam Saunders
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Samuel Palmer Saunders
Born (1987-07-30) July 30, 1987 (age 27)
Orlando, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fort Collins, Colorado
College Clemson University
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2011
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Samuel Palmer Saunders (born July 30, 1987) is an American professional golfer and the grandson of Arnold Palmer.

Saunders was born in Orlando, Florida. He attended Clemson University, but skipped his senior season to turn pro.[1] In 2011, he played a total of 13 events – eight on the PGA Tour, with a best finish of 15th at Pebble Beach – and the Nationwide Tour, where he finished 10th in Panama. That same year, Saunders made it to the final stage of the tour's qualifying school, but finished tied for 109th and did not earn a PGA Tour card. Saunders finished 50th on the 2012 Tour season in his first full professional season.

Saunders will play on the Tour in 2014 after earning his tour card through qualifying school.[2] He finished 13th in the Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

Saunders and his wife, Kelly, whom he married in 2012, reside in Fort Collins, Colorado with their son, Ace, and Kelly's son Cohen.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sam Saunders profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sam Saunders Career Summary". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Silvy, Tyler (December 29, 2013). "Arnold Palmer's grandson, Fort Collins resident playing his best golf when it matters most". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 

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