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ROBERT DAMRON

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 12
  • Birthplace: Pikeville, Ky.
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: October 27, 1972
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 1994
  • College: Central Florida
Player Notes

Father moved family to Orlando, Fla., for warmer winter weather after retiring from Kentucky coal business. Winter house was at Bay Hill Club, where Robert met Arnold Palmer and gained early advice about golf. Three-time All American, he won five collegiate events including 1992 John Hancock All-American tournament. Was T-16th at the 1996 Q-School, has never had to go back to Q-School ever since.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic

Career Summary

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.99 (ranked 73rd); money $455,604 (ranked 53rd); best finish T3rd, Buick Classic & FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 70.80 (ranked T48th); money $370,211 (ranked 81st); best finish T7th, FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.28 (ranked T95th); money $434,157 (ranked 90th); best finish 4th, Bay Hill Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 17; top-10 finishes -3; stroke average 71.23 (ranked 94th); money $724,580 (ranked 67th); best finish T3rd Players Championship.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 27 / Rounds Played: 91 / Cuts made: 18 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1 / Earnings: $1,059,187 Rank (51st) / Best finish: Winner at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.56 / (127th); Driving Distance - 276.3 / (126th); Driving Accuracy - 72.9% / (27th); GIR - 65.1% / (132); Putting - 1.788 / (138th); Birdie Average - 3.38 per rd / (146th) / Total Birdies - 308; Sand Saves - 56.2% / (38th); Scrambling - 63.5% / (25th); All-Around Rank - 876 / (120th).

2002 Notes
Ended the season making nine of his last 11 cuts.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 82 / Cuts made: 15 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1 / Earnings: $391,867 Rank (141st) / Best finish: T-10th at the Disney Golf Classic.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 72.39 / (183rd); Driving Distance - 278.0 / (123rd); Driving Accuracy - 72.0% / (36th); GIR - 62.4% / (179th); Putting - 1.761 / (67th); Birdie Average - 3.63 per rd / (94th) / Total Birdies - 298; Sand Saves - 44.1% / (166th); All-Around Rank - 973 / (149th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Rounds Played - 96; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $580,087 Rank (115th); Best finish: T-7th at the Greater Hartford Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.55 / (131st); Driving Distance - 275.2 / (176th); Driving Accuracy - 74.9% / (5th); GIR - 63.3% / (148th); Putting - 1.792 / (140th); Birdie Average - 3.23 per rd / (167th) / Total Birdies - 310; Sand Saves - 53.2% / (48th); All-Around Rank - 1000 / (159th).

2004 Notes
Lost in a three-way playoff at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; Rounds Played - 92; in money - 17; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $933,388 Rank (84th); Best finish: T-2nd at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.45 / (133rd); Driving Distance - 277.2 / (178th); Driving Accuracy - 70.0% / (24th); GIR - 63.8% / (126th); Putting - 1.792 / (137th); Birdie Average - 3.42 per rd / (125th) / Total Birdies - 315; Sand Saves - 49.4% / (88th); All-Around Rank - 994 / (154th)

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