Bob Burns (golfer)

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Bob Burns
Personal information
Full name Robert Donald Burns
Born (1968-04-05) April 5, 1968 (age 50)
Mission Hills, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Cal State Northridge
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T51: 1995
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 67: 2003
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
1998
Nike Tour
Player of the Year
1998

Robert Donald Burns (born April 5, 1968) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Burns was born in Mission Hills, California. Burns went to John F. Kennedy High school located in the San Fernando Valley. He attended college at Cal State Northridge and was a member of the golf team. He won All-American honors his junior year, and was the individual medalist at the 1990 NCAA Division II Championship. He turned pro in 1991 and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.

During Burns' first month on the PGA Tour, his home in Northridge, California was rocked by the destructive 1994 Northridge earthquake. He ended his rookie season 101st on the money list but failed to qualify for the PGA Tour for 1995 by a single stroke, and spent the next two years on the Nike Tour (now Nationwide Tour). His career hit a low-point in 1997 when he failed to qualify for either tour. In 1998, his fortunes improved dramatically when he won two tournaments and finished first on the Nike Tour money list with $178,664 in earnings.[1]

Burns regained his PGA Tour card for the following season and continued to improve his game. In 2002, he won once and earned over a million dollars in a single season for the first time in his career. His career took another downturn, however, and he was back on the Nationwide Tour in 2005 after failing to qualify by a single shot.[2]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 20, 2002 Disney Golf Classic −25 (63-68-67-65=263) 1 stroke United States Chris DiMarco

Nike Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 May 17, 1998 Nike Dominion Open −14 (71-66-65-72=274) 2 strokes United States Pat Bates, United States Eric Johnson
United States Perry Moss, United States Mike Sullivan
2 Oct 25, 1998 Nike Tour Championship −5 (73-69-67-74=283) 3 strokes United States Jeff Gove

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP T51 DNP DNP DNP T66
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP 67

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Burns – Career". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  2. ^ The Golf Blog: December 2004 Archived November 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.

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