|Full name||Samuel Holland Burns|
July 23, 1996|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|College||Louisiana State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||T41: 2018|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Burns was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Todd and Beth Burns. During his prep career at Calvary Baptist Academy, he was a three-time individual state champion. He was named AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2014. Burns played college golf at Louisiana State University, where he won four tournaments in 15 collegiate starts during his sophomore season. He was named a first-team All-American and was the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Burns represented the United States on the winning 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup team and he qualified for the PGA Tour's 2017 Barbasol Championship, where he finished T6.
In October 2017, Burns made his PGA Tour debut as a professional at the Sanderson Farms Championship. After finishing T43, he played a week later at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished T20. Burns earned guaranteed starts for the first 12 Web.com Tour events of the 2018 season with his T10 finish at the final stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. He finished T2 at the Colombia Championship in February 2018. Burns finished T7 at the Honda Classic with Tiger Woods as his playing partner in the final round, earning Burns entry into the Valspar Championship, where he finished T12. Burns earned his first professional win at the 2018 Savannah Golf Championship on the Web.com Tour when he birdied each of the final three holes to defeat Roberto Castro by one stroke.
Amateur wins (6)
- 2014 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, Junior PGA Championship
- 2016 David Toms Intercollegiate, Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic
- 2017 Louisiana Classics, NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
Professional wins (1)
Web.com Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Apr 1, 2018||Savannah Golf Championship||72-65-65-65=267||−21||1 stroke||Roberto Castro|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
U.S. national team appearances
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- Casey, Kevin (March 16, 2017). "Sam Burns, Hannes Ronneblad highlight 2017 Palmer Cup selections". Golfweek. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Lang III, Roy (July 23, 2017). "Sam Burns captures 6th place at Barbasol on PGA Tour". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- DiMeglio, Steve (October 24, 2017). "Dustin Johnson headlines strong field at WGC event in Shanghai". USA Today. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Martin, Sean (December 29, 2017). "Players to Watch: No. 3, Sam Burns". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Herrington, Ryan (March 11, 2018). "Late stumble at Innisbrook puts Sam Burns' plans to join PGA Tour on hold ... for now". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Rabalais, Scott (April 1, 2018). "Former LSU golfer Sam Burns birdies final three holes for Web.com Tour victory, his first". The Advocate. Retrieved April 2, 2018.