Sam Burns

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Sam Burns
Personal information
Full name Samuel Holland Burns
Born (1996-07-23) July 23, 1996 (age 22)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Tyler, Texas
College Louisiana State University
Turned professional 2017
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T41: 2018
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Samuel Holland Burns (born July 23, 1996) is an American professional golfer. He played his college golf at Louisiana State University and currently plays professionally on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

In October 2017, Burns made his PGA Tour debut as a professional at the Sanderson Farms Championship.[4] 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 Tour events of the 2018 season with his T10 finish at the final stage of the Tour Qualifying Tournament.[5] 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.[6] Burns earned his first professional win at the 2018 Savannah Golf Championship on the Tour when he birdied each of the final three holes to defeat Roberto Castro by one stroke.[7]

Amateur wins (6)[edit]

  • 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)[edit] Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Apr 1, 2018 Savannah Golf Championship 72-65-65-65=267 −21 1 stroke United States Roberto Castro

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T41
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sam Burns named Nicklaus Player of the Year". The Advocate. June 1, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Casey, Kevin (March 16, 2017). "Sam Burns, Hannes Ronneblad highlight 2017 Palmer Cup selections". Golfweek. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Lang III, Roy (July 23, 2017). "Sam Burns captures 6th place at Barbasol on PGA Tour". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  4. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (October 24, 2017). "Dustin Johnson headlines strong field at WGC event in Shanghai". USA Today. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Martin, Sean (December 29, 2017). "Players to Watch: No. 3, Sam Burns". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Rabalais, Scott (April 1, 2018). "Former LSU golfer Sam Burns birdies final three holes for Tour victory, his first". The Advocate. Retrieved April 2, 2018.

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