Sam Adams (golfer)

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Sam Adams
Personal information
Born (1946-05-09) May 9, 1946 (age 71)
Boone, North Carolina
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
College Appalachian State University
Turned professional 1969
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1974
U.S. Open T23: 1977
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 1974

Sam Adams (born May 9, 1946) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour. He is one of few left-handers to ever win a PGA Tour event.

Adams was born in Boone, North Carolina. He played golf collegiately at Appalachian State University. He turned professional in 1969.

On September 30, 1973, Adams recorded the only victory of his PGA Tour career, posting a 16-under-par 268 at the Quad Cities Open to win by three strokes over Dwight Nevil and Kermit Zarley. He was the first American lefty to win on the PGA Tour. He also had several other top-10 finishes including a T-2 finish at the 1972 Canadian Open. His best finish in a major championship was a T-23 at the 1977 U.S. Open.

Adams played on the Sunbelt Senior Tour after reaching age 50.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 30, 1973 Quad Cities Open −16 (72-64-64-68=268) 3 strokes United States Dwight Nevil, United States Kermit Zarley

Other wins (2)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

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