Bob Eastwood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bob Eastwood
Personal information
Full name Robert Fred Eastwood
Born (1946-02-09) February 9, 1946 (age 71)
Providence, Rhode Island
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fort Worth, Texas
Career
College San Joaquin Delta CC
San Jose State University
Turned professional 1969
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
PGA Tour Champions 2
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 60th: 1985
U.S. Open T14: 1987
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T30: 1980

Robert Fred Eastwood (born February 9, 1946) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous amateur and professional tournaments.

Eastwood was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but spent most of his youth in north-central California. He started playing golf at age 4 as a result of his father being in the golf business. He helped his family construct Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club near Sacramento in the 1960s. During the 1960s, Eastwood served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. During this same decade he also attended San Joaquin Delta Community College and San Jose State University in San Jose, California. He turned pro in 1969.

Eastwood has had a streaky career in amateur and professional golf. He won several amateur tournaments in the middle 1960s. His three wins on the PGA Tour came during a 15-month period in the mid-1980s. Likewise, his two wins on the Champions Tour both came in the same year, 1997. He has also had long dry spells with no victories and few top-10 finishes. His best finish in a major was a T-14 at the 1987 U.S. Open.[1]

Eastwood lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

  • 1965 (2) Sacramento City Amateur Championship, Stockton City Championship
  • 1966 (2) California State Amateur, Stockton City Championship
  • 1968 (1) West Coast Athletic Conference Championship (individual)

Professional wins (10)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 25, 1984 USF&G Classic –16 (66-68-68-70=272) 3 strokes United States Larry Rinker
2 Aug 5, 1984 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic –8 (71-69-68-72=280) 2 strokes United States Ralph Landrum, United States Mark O'Meara,
United States Tim Simpson
3 May 12, 1985 Byron Nelson Golf Classic –8 (69-66-70-67=272) Playoff United States Payne Stewart

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1985 Byron Nelson Golf Classic United States Payne Stewart Won with bogey on first extra hole

Other wins (5)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 May 25, 1997 Bell Atlantic Classic –5 (66-69=135) 1 stroke South Africa John Bland, United States Bob E. Smith
2 Oct 26, 1997 Raley's Gold Rush Classic –12 (67-69-68=204) 2 strokes United States Rick Acton

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 Emerald Coast Classic Australia David Graham, United States Mike Hill
United States Dave Stockton, United States Lee Trevino
Trevino won with birdie on first extra hole

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2010-02-18. 

External links[edit]