Bob May (golfer)

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Bob May
Personal information
Full nameRobert Anthony May
Born (1968-10-06) October 6, 1968 (age 52)
Lynwood, California[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada[1]
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1991
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking24 (September 10, 2000)[2]
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 Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, California, and was featured in the Faces in the Crowd section in Sports Illustrated at age sixteen in 1984.[3] He played college golf at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater,[1] and was a member of the American Walker Cup team in 1991 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 Korn Ferry 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.[4]

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
victory
Runner-up
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 aggregate playoff;
Woods: −1 (3-4-5=12),
May: E (4-4-5=13)

Playoff record[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

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

Ben Hogan Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1992 Ben Hogan Wichita Charity Classic Australia Jeff Woodland Lost to birdie on sixth extra hole

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 The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 2002
The Players Championship T36

"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001
Match Play R32
Championship T20 T11 NT1
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]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PGA Tour profile". Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Week 36 2000 Ending 10 Sep 2000" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Faces in the Crowd". Sports Illustrated. October 29, 1984. p. 109.
  4. ^ "Bob May - Media Guide -PGA Tour". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.

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