Bob Shearer

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Bob Shearer
Personal information
Full nameRobert A. Shearer
Born (1948-05-25) 25 May 1948 (age 70)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceDingley Village, Victoria, Australia
Turned professional1970
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
PGA Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia20
European Senior Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT35: 1977
U.S. OpenT16: 1978
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1978
PGA ChampionshipT26: 1978
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australia
Order of Merit winner
1974, 1977, 1981, 1982

Robert A. Shearer (born 25 May 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect.

Shearer was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He won the 1969 Australian Amateur[1] and turned pro in 1970.

Shearer won the PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit four times: 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982.[1] He spent five years on the European Tour and then nine on the PGA Tour.[2] His career year was 1982 when he won the Australian Open and his sole PGA Tour event, the Tallahassee Open. He had 18 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship was a T-7 at the 1978 Open Championship.[3]

Today he splits his time between his golf course design work and the European Seniors Tour.[2]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (27)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 18 Apr 1982 Tallahassee Open −16 (69-69-68-66=272) 1 stroke United States Hal Sutton, Zimbabwe Denis Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 Michelob-Houston Open United States Ed Sneed Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Apr 1975 Madrid Open −9 (68-67=135) 3 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes, Scotland Norman Wood
2 10 May 1975 Piccadilly Medal −3 (70) Playoff South Africa Andries Oosthuizen

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival Belgium Philippe Toussaint Lost to par on first extra hole

Australasia wins (20)[edit]

European Seniors Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 7 Jun 1998 Jersey Seniors Open −5 (71-73-67=211) 2 strokes England Tony Jacklin
2 31 May 1999 Philips PFA Golf Classic −12 (70-67-67=204) 1 stroke United States Jim Delich, Australia Terry Gale
3 8 Aug 1999 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −12 (67-63-68=198) 3 strokes United States David Oakley
4 9 Sep 2001 STC Bovis Lend Lease European Invitational −8 (70-71-67=208) 1 stroke Australia Noel Ratcliffe

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T39 T35 WD
U.S. Open T16 CUT
The Open Championship T31 T59 T32 T21 T15 T7 CUT
PGA Championship T26
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament 48
U.S. Open T49 T50
The Open Championship T51 T42 CUT T35
PGA Championship WD T36
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

  • World Cup (representing Australia): 1975, 1976

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Career Highlights". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  2. ^ a b "Bob Shearer, Principal Designer". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".

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