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Olin Browne

Player Data

  • Birthdate: May 21, 1959
  • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, Fla.
  • Age: 47 Ht: 5' 9" Wt: 175
  • Turned Pro: 1984
  • College: Occidental

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Player Notes

Did not start playing golf until he was 19. Got hooked on the game while attending Occidental College in Los Angeles. Browne broke through with his first PGA Tour win at the 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open, defeating Larry Mize and Stewart Cink on the first hole of sudden death. He had arm surgery at the end of 1998 and was unable to play in the 1999 Mercedes Championships. Before getting his card on the PGA Tour Browne competed on the Nike circuit, winning four times, a career total exceeded only by Sean Murphy's & Matt Gogel's six Nike wins and Chris Smith's five. Browne's father is Chilean and when he won the 1993 Nike Monterrey Open in Mexico he gave his victory speech in Spanish.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
4 - 1991 Bakersfield Open, Hawkeye Open, 1993 Monterrey Open, 1996 Dominion Open.

PGA Tour
2 - 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open, 1999 MasterCard Colonial Invitational

Career Summary

1991 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 11; money $106,406 (ranked 2nd); winner Bakersfield Open & Hawkeye Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 1; money $84,152 (ranked 147th); best finish, T4th, Northern Telecom Open.

1993 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.25; money $100,754 (ranked 7th); winner Monterrey Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; in money - 1; top-10 finishes - 0; money $2,738 (ranked 290th); best finish, T58th, &T Pebble Beach.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.09; money $101,580 (ranked 154th); best finish, 6th, Northern Telecom Open

1995 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.46 (ranked T12th); money $85,704 (ranked 18th); best finish, T2nd, Nike Tallahassee Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.80 (ranked T51st); money $223,703 (ranked 100th); best finish, T7th, Buick Open and Greater Milwaukee Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.58 (ranked T135th); money $261,810 (ranked 94th); best finish, T5th, U.S. Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.04 (ranked 73rd); money $590,240 (ranked 47th); Winner, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.65 (ranked 128th); money $834,331 (ranked 51st); Winner, MasterCard Colonial Invitational.

2000 Notes
first time in three years he didn't win an event.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 31 / Rounds Played: 99 / Cuts made: 21 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1; Best finish: T9th at the Greater Milwaukee Open; Earnings: $494,307 Rank (98th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.15 / (85th); Driving Distance - 266.9 / (160th); Driving Accuracy - 77.3% / (6th); GIR - 68.5% / (37th); Putting - 1.808 / (175th); Birdie Average - 3.41 per rd / (107th) / Total Birdies - 338; Sand Saves - 57.8% / (45th); Scrambling - 61.9% / (41st); All-Around Rank - 720 / (77th).

2001 Notes
Low round of the year, 63 in final round of the Canon Greater Hartford Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 30 / Rounds Played: 96 / Cuts made: 19 / Top-Ten Finishes: 3; Best finish: T-3rd at the AT&T Pebble Beach; Earnings: $815,636 Rank (62nd)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.60 / (45th); Driving Distance - 275.0 / (145th); Driving Accuracy - 75.8% / (6th); GIR - 68.3% / (49); Putting - 1.755 / (50th); Birdie Average - 3.77 per rd / (52nd) / Total Birdies - 362; Sand Saves - 47.1% / (143rd); Scrambling - 58.7% / (129th); All-Around Rank - 603 / (55th).

2002 Notes
Has finished in the top-125 of the money list for seven straight years.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 33 / Rounds Played: 104 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-Ten Finishes: 2 / Earnings: $615,828 Rank (111th) / Best finish: T-5th at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.05 / (81st); Driving Distance - 268.1 / (191st); Driving Accuracy - 77.1% / (7th); GIR - 65.1% / (113th); Putting - 1.753 / (40th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (67th) / Total Birdies - 388; Sand Saves - 51.1% / (88th); All-Around Rank - 763 / (93rd).

2003 Notes
Finished outside the top-125 for the first time since 1996

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Rounds Played - 110; in money - 22; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $479,592 Rank (130th); Best finish: T-18th at the Bank of America Colonial

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.97 / (80th); Driving Distance - 274.2 / (177th); Driving Accuracy - 73.7% / (14th); GIR - 66.2% / (76th); Putting - 1.768 / (69th); Birdie Average - 3.61 per rd / (95th) / Total Birdies - 397; Sand Saves - 47.0% / (135th); All-Around Rank - 817 / (116th).

2004 Notes
Missed the cut in the last two tournaments and fell out of the top-125 to finish the year 127th.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; Rounds Played - 88; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $597,034 Rank (127th); Best finish: T-4th at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.32 / (118th); Driving Distance - 281.9 / (142nd); Driving Accuracy - 73.5% / (8th); GIR - 68.9% / (12th); Putting - 1.775 / (86th); Birdie Average - 3.55 per rd / (90th) / Total Birdies - 312; Sand Saves - 47.8% / (115th); All-Around Rank - 708 / (85th).

2005 Notes
Finished year with a win and runner-up finish it was is best finish ever and he was voted Comeback Player-of-the-Year.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 95; in money - 8; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $2,171,928 Rank (26th); Best finish: Win at the Deutsche Bank Championship

2005 Stats
Scoring - 70.69 / (53rd); Driving Distance - 278.9 / (173rd); Driving Accuracy - 73.5% / (4th); GIR - 69.1% / (15th); Putting - 1.766 / (57th); Birdie Average - 3.59 per rd / (71st) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 49.6% / (86th); All-Around Rank - 642 / (46th).

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