|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Robert T. Byman|
April 25, 1955 |
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
European Seniors Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1983|
|The Open Championship||T7: 1979|
|PGA Championship||77th: 1980|
Byman was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a member of the golf team. He played with Jay Haas and Curtis Strange on the 1974 and 1975 teams, which won the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. Golf World has called the 1974–75 teams "the greatest college team of all time". He turned pro in 1976.
Byman spent the early part of his professional career playing on the European Tour, where he had a great deal of success, winning four times. He played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1979–84. His best year was 1979 when he won the Bay Hill Citrus Classic in a playoff against John Schroeder, earned $94,243, and made the cut in all 20 of his starts. His best finish in a major championship was T-7 in the 1979 British Open.
Byman played on the European Seniors Tour in 2005.
Amateur wins (6)
this list may be incomplete
- 1971 Colorado Amateur
- 1972 U.S. Junior Amateur, Colorado Amateur
- 1973 Colorado Amateur
- 1976 Northeast Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur
Professional wins (6)
PGA Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Mar 4, 1979||Bay Hill Citrus Classic||−6 (67-70-70-71=278)||Playoff||John Schroeder|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1979||Bay Hill Citrus Classic||John Schroeder||Won with par on second extra hole|
European Tour (4)
Other wins (1)
- 1977 New Zealand Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T17||T7||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
Note: Byman never played in the Masters Tournament.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.