Brian Claar

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Brian Claar
Personal information
Full name Brian J. Claar
Born (1959-07-29) July 29, 1959 (age 58)
Santa Monica, California
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Tampa
Turned professional 1981
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1990
U.S. Open 5th: 1989
The Open Championship T49: 1995
PGA Championship T9: 1992

Brian J. Claar (born July 29, 1959) is an American professional golfer.

Claar was born in Santa Monica, California. He play college golf at the University of Tampa where he was a two-time All-American.[1] He was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.[2]

Claar turned professional in 1981.[1] He played on the PGA Tour from 1986 to 1998. He was selected as the PGA Rookie of the Year in 1986.[3] His best finish was a T-2 at the 1991 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He then played primarily on the Nationwide Tour from 1999 to 2002. His best finishes on this tour were a pair of T-2s in 2002, a playoff loss at the Hershey Open and T-2 at the Utah Classic.

Claar twice finished in the top-10 at a major. At the 1989 U.S. Open, he finished fifth, two shots behind Curtis Strange. At the 1992 PGA Championship, he finished tied for ninth, six shots behind Nick Price.[4]

Claar has recently worked as Champions Tour official.[5][6]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open 5 T29 DNP CUT T46 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T49
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT T9 CUT DNP T49

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


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