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 34)
Houston, Texas
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
SpouseKatie Castro (m. 2013)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking64 (October 20, 2013)[1]
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2014, 2017
PGA ChampionshipT12: 2013
U.S. OpenCUT: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017−2019
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2014, 2017
Achievements and awards
Byron Nelson Award2007

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.[2] 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.[2] Castro is the nephew of former LPGA Tour golfer Jenny Lidback.[3] Castro has two younger brothers, both of whom also played collegiate golf. Alex Castro played for Georgia State University from 2007-2011[4] and youngest brother Franco began his career at LSU[5] before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012.[6] Castro and his wife Katie reside in Atlanta, Georgia, with their two daughters. 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 2018
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T12 CUT T66
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 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 T45
Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational
HSBC Champions T30
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 42 2013 Ending 20 Oct 2013" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b United States wins Palmer Cup
  3. ^ Castro leads after second-round 63 in Kansas Archived 2011-02-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Alex Castro - Georgia State Athletics
  5. ^ Franco Castro - LSU Athletics
  6. ^ Franco Castro Bio - Charlotte 49ers

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