Bob Byman

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Bob Byman
Personal information
Full nameRobert T. Byman
Born (1955-04-25) April 25, 1955 (age 63)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1976
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour4
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1983
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1979
PGA Championship77th: 1980

Robert T. Byman (born April 25, 1955) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

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".[1] 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.[2] His best finish in a major championship was T-7 in the 1979 British Open.[3]

Byman played on the European Seniors Tour in 2005.

Amateur wins (6)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Mar 4, 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic −6 (67-70-70-71=278) Playoff United States John Schroeder

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic United States John Schroeder Won with par on second extra hole

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 24, 1977 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −13 (70-69-68-68=275) 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
2 Aug 14, 1977 Dutch Open −10 (69-70-68-71=278) 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
3 Jul 23, 1978 Dutch Open −2 (74-72-68=214) 1 stroke Zimbabwe Nick Price
4 Jul 4, 1982 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −9 (69-69-66-71=275) 3 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Dec 11, 1977 New Zealand Open +6 (66-72-78-74=290) 1 stroke Australia Terry Gale

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship T17 T7 CUT CUT
PGA Championship 77

Note: Byman never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yocom, Guy (February 2005). "My Shot: Curtis Strange". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005.
  2. ^ "PGA Tour – Bob Byman – Season results". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 24, 2008.

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