Robert Damron

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Robert Damron
Personal information
Full nameRobert Douglas Damron
Born (1972-10-27) October 27, 1972 (age 46)
Pikeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
CollegeUniversity of Central Florida
Turned professional1994
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1 Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT20: 2003
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1997
PGA ChampionshipT66: 2001

Robert Douglas Damron (born October 27, 1972) is an American professional golfer, who has played on the PGA Tour. He is a studio analyst for the Golf Channel.

Damron was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and raised there and later in Orlando, Florida after his father, a wealthy Kentucky coal magnate, moved the family to Bay Hill. Damron had the benefit of some early advice about golf from Bay Hill neighbor Arnold Palmer. He attended Orlando's Dr. Phillips High School graduating in 1990.[1]

Damron later attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando from 1991 to 1994, where he was a distinguished member of the golf team, earning All-American honors three times. He won five collegiate events while at UCF. He turned pro in 1994, becoming the first UCF student to earn a full-time berth on the PGA Tour. Damron was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002.[2]

Damron has won one PGA Tour event, the 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic. He finished in a three-way tie for first in the same tournament in 2004 (it was called the EDS Byron Nelson Championship that year), which he and Dudley Hart lost in a playoff to Sergio García.[2] His best finish in a major is a T-20 at the 2003 U.S. Open.[3] After turning 35, Damron played mostly on the Tour.

Damron's brother, Patrick, is also a professional golfer. He lives in Orlando.[citation needed]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 May 13, 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic −17 (66-64-67-66=263) Playoff United States Scott Verplank
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic United States Scott Verplank Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
2 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Spain Sergio García, United States Dudley Hart Garcia won with par on first extra hole Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Apr 20, 2008 Athens Regional Foundation Classic −11 (70-69-72-66=277) Playoff1 England Greg Owen

1Defeated Owen with birdie on first extra hole.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
U.S. Open 63 CUT T20
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T74 T66

Note: Damron never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alumni Biographies". Orlando Dr. Phillips Athletics. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Bio on UCF Athletics official site". Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Robert Damron". Golf Major Championships. Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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