Roberto Castro

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Roberto Castro
Jeff Paton with PGA Tour student Roberto Castro at the US Open 2012 2013-06-10 21-28.jpg
Castro with a fan
Personal information
Born (1985-06-23) June 23, 1985 (age 32)
Houston, Texas
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse Katie Castro (m. 2013)
Career
College Georgia Tech
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2014, 2017
U.S. Open CUT: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
The Open Championship CUT: 2014, 2017
PGA Championship T12: 2013
Achievements and awards
Byron Nelson Award 2007

Roberto Castro (born June 23, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Castro played college golf at Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, he was named first-team All-American in 2005, second-team All-American in 2007 and honorable mention All-American in 2004 and 2006. He was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team every year during his four years at Georgia Tech and was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2004. He won one collegiate event, the 2007 Puerto Rico Classic. He won the 2007 Byron Nelson Award which is given to the nation's top senior golfer.

In 2005, Castro was the captain for the United States Palmer Cup team that defeated Europe 14–10.[1] He was also a member of the 2006 team that lost 19½–4½.

In 2008 Castro was awarded the prestigious NCAA Top VIII Award.

Professional career[edit]

Castro played on the eGolf Professional Tour from 2007 to 2010 and won five events during that time. He played in 12 events on the Nationwide Tour in 2010 and recorded a runner-up finish at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. His first full year on the Nationwide Tour came in 2011 where he recorded four top-10 finishes and placed 23rd on the money list, good enough for a PGA Tour card for 2012. He also tied for 13th at qualifying School, improving his status. On May 9, 2013, Castro shot a 63 on the opening day of The Players Championship to equal the course record set by Fred Couples (1992) and Greg Norman (1994). He had his best finish on the PGA Tour in June 2013, when Castro finished as runner-up, three strokes behind Bill Haas at the AT&T National. He finished 2nd again in 2016 after losing in a playoff at the Wells Fargo Championship against James Hahn.

Personal life[edit]

Castro was born in Houston, Texas. His father is from Peru and his mother is from Costa Rica.[1] Castro is the nephew of former LPGA Tour golfer Jenny Lidback.[2] Castro has two younger brothers, both of whom also played collegiate golf. Alex Castro played for Georgia State University from 2007-2011[3] and youngest brother Franco began his career at LSU[4] before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012.[5] Castro and his wife Katie reside in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the Ansley Golf Club.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 2001 AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Wells Fargo Championship United States James Hahn Lost to par on first extra hole

eGolf Professional Tour wins (5)[edit]

  • 2007 Spring Creek Classic
  • 2008 River Hills Open
  • 2009 Spring Creek Championship, The Championship at Savannah Harbor
  • 2010 Savannah Quarters Classic

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT CUT DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP T12 CUT DNP T66 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T58 DNP DNP T45
Match Play DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP DNP DNP
HSBC Champions DNP DNP T30

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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