Wife, Tammie; Kevin (7/23/88), Carly Paige (11/8/93)
Oklahoma State University
Edmond; Oklahoma; United States
City Plays From
Oak Tree GC (Edmond, Oklahoma)
PGA TOUR: Past Champion
Described 1995 MCI Classic victory as "better than any other win I've had, because I was down so low."
Introduced to golf at age 5, following his father and grandfather around course. Played his first tournament at age 7
His son Kevin, the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur winner, is a senior at Oklahoma State in 2010-11. Caddied for Kevin in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, where he missed the cut. Bob's brother, Scott, caddies for Scott Verplank.
Described 1995 MCI Classic victory as "better than any other win I've had because I was down so low."
Introduced to golf at age 5, following his father and grandfather around course
Played his first tournament at age 7
His son Kevin, the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur winner, played at Oklahoma State and is a member of the PGA TOUR for the second time. He also played in 2014 and was on the Web.com Tour in both 2015 and 2016. He finished eighth on the 2013 Web.com Tour money list
Caddied for Kevin in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, where he missed the cut
Is a strong supporter of Oklahoma State athletics. Some of all-time favorite movies are "Hoosiers," "Remember the Titans" and "For the Love of the Game."
Favorite team as a kid was the Minnesota Vikings
TV favorites include reruns of "Lost," "House" and any sports, especially college football
One course he's never played which he'd love to play is Sand Hills GC in Nebraska
Says his most-memorable shot was his bunker shot at the 1986 PGA Championship at the Inverness Club in Toledo
Supports the Children's Miracle Network
His bucket list includes going to Egypt, seeing the Great Wall in China and fly fishing in Alaska
His favorite athlete from another sport is Michael Jordan.
Snow skiing, fishing, all sports
PGA TOUR Victories (8)
1986 Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, PGA Championship
1989 Memorial Tournament
1990 Las Vegas Invitational
1995 MCI Classic
2003 Bell Canadian Open
PGA TOUR Champions (3)
1978 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.
1985 Oklahoma Open.
1987 Oklahoma Open.
World Cup (1), 2004
World Amateur Team Championship (1), 1980
Nissan Cup (1), 1986
Asahi Glass Four Tours (1), 1991.
Made the third hole-in-one of his PGA TOUR Champions career when he aced No. 4 in the second round of the Tucson Conquistadores Classic with an 8-iron from 167 yards.
2010: For the first time in his career, did not make a start on the PGA TOUR
Claimed three top 10s in 21 starts in his second season as a Champions Tour member. 2009: Made his Champions Tour debut at the Regions Charity Classic, finishing T68 near Birmingham
Also T53 at the Senior PGA Championship
Returned to the PGA TOUR in July, making the cut at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, finishing T36
In 13 TOUR starts, made three cuts
Long-time member of the PGA TOUR, with 683 career starts from 1981-2009
One of the busiest players on TOUR, with 20 starts per season from 1985-2008
Last career top-10 finish was a T4 at the 2008 Buick Open (his first top-10 since finishing T5 at the 2005 Viking Classic)
2003: Last of eight wins came at the Bell Canadian Open in a three-hole playoff over Brad Faxon. Improved his playoff record to 4-4. Victory came 8 years, 4 months and 21 days from his last victory at the 1995 MCI Classic, a span of 233 events. Won $2,469,750 on the strength of a victory, four top-threes and seven top-10s, in what became a banner year. 1995: Returned to the winner's circle after four-year hiatus (1991-94) at MCI Classic, defeating Nolan Henke and David Frost in a playoff and finished that year with eight top-10s
Named Comeback Player of the Year by his peers. 1990: Made par on first playoff hole to defeat John Cook at Las Vegas Invitational. 1989: Defeated Fuzzy Zoeller by two strokes at Memorial Tournament. 1986: Collected four titles, including the PGA Championship, while finishing second on the money list behind Greg Norman. Holed out from green-side bunker on 18th hole at Inverness to win PGA Championship by two strokes over Norman
Also won Shearson Lehman Brothers-Andy Williams Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic and Georgia Pacific Atlanta Classic
Named PGA of America Player of the Year in 1986. Amateur: Three-time All-American at Oklahoma State and member of two national championship teams (1978, 1980). Winner of 1981 Fred Haskins Award as nation's top college player. Winner of 1985 and 1987 Oklahoma State Opens, as well as the 1978 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.