Dave Barr (golfer)

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Dave Barr
Personal information
Full nameDavid Allen Barr
Born (1952-03-01) March 1, 1952 (age 66)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality Canada
ResidenceWestbank, British Columbia, Canada
CollegeOral Roberts University
Turned professional1974
Former tour(s)Canadian Tour
PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins18
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
PGA Tour Champions1
Other14 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT16: 1986
U.S. OpenT2: 1985
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT38: 1985

David Allen Barr (born March 1, 1952) is a Canadian professional golfer who has played on the Canadian Tour, PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Barr was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was a member of the golf team. He finished as runner-up in the 1972 Canadian Amateur Championship.[1]

Barr turned professional in 1974. From 1974 to 1978, he played on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, where he earned 12 victories. He played on the PGA Tour from 1978 to 2002. He continued to support the Canadian circuit by playing several events per year, even after he joined the PGA Tour, although the Canadian events had much lower prize money.

Barr had two wins on the PGA Tour. His first, which he calls the biggest thrill of his golf career, was at the 1981 Quad Cities Open.[2] In 1987, Barr won the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic. His best finish in a major was T2 at the 1985 U.S. Open.[3]

After turning 50 in 2002, Barr began play on the Champions Tour. He became the first Canadian to win a Champions Tour event, the 2003 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic.[4]

Barr was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, and is also a member of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Westbank, British Columbia. Barr won the 2007 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa. He was also given a lifetime membership on the Canadian Tour.

Professional wins (18)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 19, 1981 Quad Cities Open –10 (69-64-71-66=270) Playoff United States Woody Blackburn, United States Frank Conner,
Canada Dan Halldorson, Mexico Victor Regalado
2 May 24, 1987 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic –23 (66-68-66-65=265) 4 strokes United States Larry Mize

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1981 Quad Cities Open United States Woody Blackburn, United States Frank Conner
Canada Dan Halldorson, Mexico Victor Regalado
Won with par on eighth extra hole
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 1986 Greater Milwaukee Open United States Corey Pavin Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
3 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open United States Mark Brooks, United States Joey Sindelar Brooks won with birdie on second extra hole
Sindelar eliminated with par on first hole

Canadian Tour wins (12)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Feb 9, 2003 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic –9 (70-70-67=207) 1 stroke United States Gil Morgan, United States Bobby Wadkins

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

  • 2007 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Masters Tournament CUT T16 T50 CUT
U.S. Open 68 CUT T2 T45 WD T25 T47 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T42 58 T38 T47 CUT CUT T61 CUT

Note: Barr never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 1 2 9 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 3 21 12
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1984 PGA – 1987 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Canadian national team appearances[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Golf in Canada: A History, by James A. Barclay, Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1992.
  2. ^ Profile on Mike Weir's official site - Canadians on Tour
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  4. ^ Bio on PGA Tour's official site

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