Sam Randolph

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Sam Randolph
Personal information
Full nameSamuel William Randolph
Born (1964-05-13) May 13, 1964 (age 59)
Santa Barbara, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Southern California
Turned professional1986
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT18: 1985
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1988
U.S. OpenT35: 1986
The Open ChampionshipT56: 1986
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award1985

Samuel William Randolph (born May 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Early life[edit]

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Randolph learned the game of golf from his father, Sam Randolph Sr., who was the head professional at La Cumbre Country Club for 38 years.[1] As a teen, Randolph and fellow future PGA Tour player, Billy Andrade, won the Junior World Cup in 1981.

Amateur career[edit]

Randolph played college golf for the University of Southern California and was a three-time first-team All-American with 13 collegiate wins. After finishing as runner-up in 1984, he won the U.S. Amateur the following year. Randolph also won the California State Amateur, the Haskins Award, and was low amateur at The Masters in 1985. In 1986, Randolph was the low amateur at the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open.

Professional career[edit]

In late 1986, Randolph turned pro and joined the PGA Tour. He played on the PGA Tour from 1987 to 1992, and won one event, the 1987 Bank of Boston Classic.[1] His best finish in a major championship occurred as an amateur; T-18 at The Masters in 1985.[2]

From 1993 to 2002, Randolph split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour, mostly on the Nationwide Tour. He had three T-2 finishes in Nationwide Tour events in the 1990s, but no victories. After his playing career waned, Randolph moved into the teaching ranks.

Awards and honors[edit]

Randolph was inducted into the USC Sports Hall of fame in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Julie.[1]

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 13, 1987 Bank of Boston Classic −14 (67-68-64=199)* 4 strokes Australia Wayne Grady, United States Gene Sauers,
Canada Ray Stewart

*Note: The 1987 Bank of Boston Classic was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Masters Tournament T18LA T36LA CUT
The Open Championship T56
PGA Championship CUT

LA = Low amateur

  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Biography on Sam Randolph's official site". Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 21, 2008.

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