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LOREN ROBERTS

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Residence: Germantown, Tenn.
  • Birthdate: June 24, 1955
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1975
  • College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Player Notes

Roberts did not start to play golf seriously until he was 16 years old. In high school he played a lot of tennis and baseball until his golf coach convinced him to concentrate on golf. . . After high school, Roberts attended Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, where he played varsity golf for two years before the school dropped its golf program. He then turned professional and worked as an assistant at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. . .Credited his victory in the 1979 FootJoy PGA Assistant Professional Championship in jump-starting his career. . .Overall, Roberts has been to Q-School six times, succeeding three of those times. . .Regarded as one of the hardest workers on tour, as well as one of the best putters, he has been in the top 100 of the money list every year since 1988. Prior to his win in the 1994 Nestle Invitational, he was the leading money-winner on the PGA Tour without a victory. Almost pulled a double victory in '94 when he lost in the playoff for the U.S. Open. He is nicknamed "Boss of the Moss" for his great putting skills. He's had problems with a bulging disc in his back the last several years. . .Missed the Masters in 1998 when he broke ribs while sneezing. . . Member of 1995 Ryder Cup Team at Oak Hill Country Club. . .Member of 1994 and 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
8 - 1994 and 1995 Nestle Invitational, 1996 MCI Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, 1997 CVS Charity Classic, 1999 GTE Byron Nelson Classic, 2000 Greater Milwaukee Open, 2002 Valero Texas Open

Career Summary

1981 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.34; money $8,935 (ranked 177th); best finish, T22nd, Federal Express St. Jude Classic & Texas Open.

1982 PGA Tour Summary
Played in two events, missing cut at Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open and Phoenix Open.

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.27 (ranked 147th); money $7,724 (ranked 189th); best finish, T26th, Southern Open.

1984 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 72.63 (ranked 106th); money $67,515 (ranked 88th); best finish, T5th, Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 72.14 (ranked 106th); money $92,761 (ranked 83rd); best finish, 3rd, Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.86 (ranked 81st); money $53,655 (ranked 133rd); best finish, T4th, Provident Classic.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.11 (ranked 136th); money $57,489 (ranked 138th); best finish, T12th, Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.61 (ranked 44th); money $136,890 (ranked 89th); best finish, T6th, Hawaiian Open & Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 28; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.44 (ranked 27th); money $275,882 (ranked 46th); best finish, 4th, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.26 (ranked 16th); money $478,522 (ranked 24th); best finish, T3rd Centel Western Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.31 (ranked T17th); money $281,174 (ranked 58th); best finish, T4th Canon Greater Hartford Open . . . Started 1992 by winning the Ben Hogan Pebble Beach, an unofficial tournament in Jan., 1992.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.41 (ranked 24th); money $338,673 (ranked 43rd); best finish, T2nd, Hardee's Golf Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.61 (ranked 39th); money $316,506 (ranked 53rd); best finish, T3rd Walt Disney Oldsmobile Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 69.61 (ranked 6th); money $1,015,671 (ranked 6th); winner at Nestle Invitational.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.21 (ranked 14th); money $678,335 (ranked 27th); winner at Nestle Invitational.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.36 (ranked T19th); money $725,231 (ranked 27th); winner at MCI Classic and Greater Milwaukee Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 69.88 (ranked 11th); money $1,089,140 (ranked 15th); winner at CVS Charity Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.25 (ranked T25th); money $467,285 (ranked 60th); best finish, T4th Westin Texas Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.48 (ranked T27th); money $1,258,745 (ranked 30th); winner, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 86 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 9; money $1,932,280 (ranked 18th); Winner at the Greater Milwaukee Open.

2000 Stats
Scoring - 69.89 / (10th); driving distance - 257.9 / (192nd); driving accuracy -78.7% / (4th); GIR - 66.2% / (85th); putting - 1.747 / (17th); birdie average - 3.64 per rd / (55th) / total birdies - 313; sand saves - 61.4% / (20th); scrambling - 63.5% / (19th); all-around rank - 543 / (44th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 84 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 2; money $584,072 (ranked 86th); best finish T-5th at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.95 / (70th); driving distance - 261.6 / (193rd); driving accuracy -71.0% / (45th); GIR - 65.6% / (107); putting - 1.749 / (37th); birdie average - 3.42 per rd / (136th) / total birdies - 287; sand saves - 55.3% / (56th); scrambling - 65.5% / (8th); all-around rank - 816 / (108th).

2002 Notes
at 47 was the oldest winner on the PGA TOUR for the year

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 93 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,919,047 (ranked 28th); Winner at the Valero Texas Open

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.11 / (14th); driving distance - 268.0 / (192nd); driving accuracy -73.0% / (27th); GIR - 68.2% / (34th); putting - 1.746 / (30th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (100th) / total birdies - 336; sand saves - 47.2% / (136th); all-around rank - 725 / (79th)

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