Bruce Summerhays

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Bruce Summerhays
Personal information
Full name Bruce Patton Summerhays
Born (1944-02-14) February 14, 1944 (age 73)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Farmington, Utah
College University of Utah
Turned professional 1966
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions 3
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open 65th: 1974
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 77th: 1981

Bruce Patton Summerhays (born February 14, 1944) is an American professional golfer. He served as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tampa, Florida.[1]


Summerhays was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Utah and turned professional in 1966. Summerhays spent his regular (under 50) career competing in mainly local events, but as a senior he has competed successfully on the Champions Tour. He has won three Champions Tour events and over $9 million in prize money.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Summerhays is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and says his favorite books are the Book of Mormon and the Bible.[3] He and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of eight children and have 30 grandchildren.

Summerhays' daughter, Carrie Summerhays Roberts, an All-American golfer at Brigham Young University, played on the LPGA Tour and is now the women's golf coach for BYU.[4] Two of his nephews are also professional golfers; Daniel plays on the PGA Tour, and Boyd plays on PGA Tour Canada.

Professional wins (7)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 24, 1997 Saint Luke's Classic –11 (63-71-65=199) Playoff South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
2 Jul 5, 1998 State Farm Senior Classic –10 (69-68-69=206) 1 stroke United States Walter Hall, United States Hale Irwin
3 Sep 12, 2004 Kroger Classic –8 (69-71-68=208) 1 stroke United States Gil Morgan, United States Doug Tewell, United States Jim Thorpe

Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 Saint Luke's Classic South Africa Hugh Baiocchi Won with par on second extra hole
2 1998 Kroger Senior Classic South Africa Hugh Baiocchi, New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Frank Conner, United States Larry Nelson Baiocchi won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Sorensen, Mike (May 17, 2010). "A grand adventure". Deseret News. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Champions Tour Career Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bruce Summerhays profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "BYU golf: Carrie Summerhays Roberts named women's coach". Deseret News. July 10, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 

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