Brad Bryant

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Brad Bryant
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Personal information
Full name Bradley Dub Bryant
Nickname Dr. Dirt
Born (1954-12-11) December 11, 1954 (age 63)
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Lakeland, Florida
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
PGA Tour Champions 4
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1995, 1996
U.S. Open T13: 1995
The Open Championship CUT: 1995
PGA Championship T48: 1992

Bradley Dub Bryant (born December 11, 1954) is an American professional golfer.

Bryant was born in Amarillo, Texas, the son of a Southern Baptist pastor. He moved with his family to Alamagordo, New Mexico during his youth. Bryant attended the University of New Mexico for three years, but turned professional and qualified for the PGA Tour in 1976, a year before his scheduled graduation.[1][2]

Bryant's only win on the PGA Tour came at the age of forty at the 1995 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, which took 20 years and 475 starts to achieve, one of the longest waits for a PGA Tour win. After reaching the age of 50, Bryant began play on the Champions Tour, where he won for the first time at the 2006 Toshiba Classic and followed up later the same year by winning the Regions Charity Classic. He lost to Jay Haas in a playoff for the 2006 Senior PGA Championship. His best year in professional golf was 2007, when he finished third on the Champions Tour money list and fourth in the Charles Schwab Cup race; that year was highlighted by his victory at the U.S. Senior Open.[2][3] Bryant's younger brother Bart has also won on the PGA Tour.[2][3]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 8, 1995 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic −18 (67-63-68=198) 1 stroke United States Hal Sutton, United States Ted Tryba

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1993 Buick Southern Open United States Billy Andrade, United States Mark Brooks,
United States Bob Estes United States John Inman
Inman won with birdie on second extra hole
Andrade, Brooks, and Bryant eliminated with birdie on first hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (4)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 19, 2006 Toshiba Classic −9 (68-70-66=204) 1 stroke United States John Harris, United States Mark Johnson, United States Bobby Wadkins
2 May 7, 2006 Regions Charity Classic −17 (68-67-64=199) 2 strokes Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
3 May 20, 2007 Regions Charity Classic −12 (70-69-65=204) Playoff United States R. W. Eaks
4 Jul 8, 2007 U.S. Senior Open −6 (71-72-71-68=282) 3 strokes United States Ben Crenshaw

Champions Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 Senior PGA Championship United States Jay Haas Lost to par on third extra hole
2 2007 Regions Charity Classic United States R. W. Eaks Won with birdie on third extra hole
3 2008 ACE Group Classic United States Scott Hoch, United States Tom Jenkins United States Tom Kite Hoch won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2008 AT&T Champions Classic United States Loren Roberts, Zimbabwe Denis Watson Watson won with birdie on third extra hole
Bryant eliminated with birdie on second hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship 71 CUT T61 CUT CUT T58
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT T23 CUT T13 T23
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT T48 CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Did not play

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

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2007 U.S. Senior Open −6 (71-72-71-68=282) 3 strokes United States Ben Crenshaw

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
The Tradition T16 T14 T21 T25 3 T34 T18 T7 WD T17 T44 76
Senior PGA Championship 57 2 6 T70 T23 T22 T42
U.S. Senior Open CUT T14 1 T14 T11 CUT T17 T28 T26 T54 T37 59 CUT
Senior Players Championship T16 T7 T46 T7 T53 71 T15 T20 T28 T39 T49 T63
Senior British Open Championship T30
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour Profile – Brad Bryant". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Links Player Profile: Brad Bryant". Links Players International. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "PGA Tour Media Guide – Brad Bryant". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 

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