Bob May (golfer)

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Bob May
Personal information
Full nameRobert Anthony May
Born (1968-10-06) October 6, 1968 (age 50)
Lynwood, California[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada[1]
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1991
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT43: 2001
PGA Championship2nd: 2000
U.S. OpenT23: 2000
The Open ChampionshipT11: 2000

Robert Anthony May (born October 6, 1968) is an American professional golfer. He lost to Tiger Woods in a three-hole playoff for the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Amateur career[edit]

May attended Oklahoma State University[1] and was a member of the 1991 Walker Cup American team before turning professional later that year.

Professional career[edit]

May joined the PGA Tour in 1994. He did not win on the Tour, but he finished second three times, including a playoff loss to Tiger Woods at the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, and most recently at the 2006 B.C. Open at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, where he lost by one to John Rollins. However he won the 1999 Victor Chandler British Masters on the European Tour. His career was curtailed by a back injury in 2003, and in 2006 he played the PGA Tour on a Major Medical Exemption. After the 2007 season he lost his PGA Tour card.

From 2008 through 2010, May played primarily on the Nationwide Tour (now the Tour) along with some PGA Tour events. May lost his status on the minor-league tour after missing 15 of 25 cuts in 2010; he played in only eight tournaments in 2011 and just twice in 2012.[2]

May was in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking for much of 2000 and 2001.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 12 Sep 1999 Victor Chandler British Masters −19 (69-67-66-67=269) 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2000 PGA Championship United States Tiger Woods Lost three-hole playoff: Woods (3-4-5=12), May (4-4-5=13)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament T43
U.S. Open T23 T30
The Open Championship 74 T11 CUT
PGA Championship 2 73
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001
Accenture Match Play Championship R32
CA Championship T20 T11 NT1
Bridgestone Invitational

1Canceled due to 9/11

  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "PGA Tour profile". Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bob May - Media Guide -PGA Tour". Retrieved August 14, 2012.

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