John Schroeder (golfer)

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John Schroeder
Personal information
Born (1945-11-12) November 12, 1945 (age 71)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Del Mar, California
Career
College University of Michigan
Turned professional 1969
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
PGA Tour Champions 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T24: 1982
U.S. Open T4: 1981
The Open Championship T7: 1978
PGA Championship T12: 1978

John Schroeder (born November 12, 1945) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Schroeder was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the son of tennis great Ted Schroeder. He attended the University of Michigan and was a member of the golf team, an All-American in 1968. He turned pro in 1969.[1]

Schroeder had 34 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1973 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship. He finished the 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic tied for first in regulation play; however, he lost in a playoff to Bob Byman. In his late forties, he played some on the Nationwide Tour to prepare for the Champions Tour. His best Nationwide Tour finish was a solo 5th in the 1995 NIKE Utah Classic. His best finish in a major championship was T4 at the 1981 U.S. Open. He also had top-10 finishes in two British Opens in the late 1970s.[2]

Schroeder spent most of his late thirties and forties working as an on-course reporter and analyst for ABC Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports. He joined the Champions Tour in 1996. In 2001, Schroeder won the NFL Golf Classic and the Champions Tour Comeback Player of the Year award.

Schroeder achieved great financial success as one of the original owners of Cobra Golf. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992,[3] and makes his home in Del Mar, California.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 26, 1973 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship 2 up United States DeWitt Weaver

PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic United States Bob Byman Lost to par on second extra hole

Other wins[edit]

  • 1981 Rover Open (France)

Champions Tour wins[edit]

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