Bob Wynn

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Bob Wynn
Personal information
Full name Robert L. Wynn
Born (1940-01-27)January 27, 1940
Lancaster, Kentucky
Died May 18, 2005(2005-05-18) (aged 65)
Loma Linda, California
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1966
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
PGA Tour Champions 1
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T24: 1977
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 31st: 1973
PGA Championship T28: 1975

Robert L. Wynn (January 27, 1940 – May 18, 2005) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Wynn was born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He turned pro in 1966. His victory at the 1976 B.C. Open was his only career win in a PGA Tour event. Wynn's final-round of 69 was enough to give him a one-stroke victory over Bob Gilder in that tournament. He had 17 career top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship was T24 at The Masters in 1977.[1]

After reaching the age of 50 in 1990, Wynn joined the Senior PGA Tour, where he also enjoyed one career win. He won the 1993 NYNEX Commemorative. In 1997, he earned $177,874, and finished 2nd in the BankBoston Classic. He last played competitively in 2002, and ended with 12 top-10 finishes in Senior PGA Tour events.

Wynn lived in La Quinta, California and died in Loma Linda, California from lung cancer.[2] He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer of South Carolina and his son Robert of California.

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 8, 1976 B.C. Open −13 (65-71-66-69=271) 1 stroke United States Bob Gilder

Other wins (6)[edit]

Senior PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Jun 6, 1993 NYNEX Commemorative −7 (69-68-66=203) 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Larry Gilbert, United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 
  2. ^ Swanson, Mirjam (May 24, 2005). "PGA veteran Wynn dies". The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California). 

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