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Bob Tway

  • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residence: Edmond, OK
  • Birth Date: May 4, 1959
  • height: 6-4
  • Turned Pro: 1981

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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.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$38,833 (227)

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 2, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Champions Tour Highlights

Made his Champions Tour debut at the Regions Charity Classic, finishing T68 near Birmingham. Was also T53 at the Senior PGA Championship....Made a return to the PGA TOUR in July, making the cut at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. He went on to T36 at Brown Deer Park GC.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, PGA Championship, Memorial Tournament, Las Vegas Invitational, MCI Classic, Bell Canadian Open.

2008 Season Highlights

T4 at the Buick Open, his first top-10 since finishing T5 at the 2005 Viking Classic. Did not record a bogey over his final 30 holes, which included a round of 65 on Sunday that moved him from T15 to T4. The 65 tied the low score for the final round.

Career Highlights

2005: Another consistent year on TOUR for the 21-year veteran who made 18 cuts in 26 starts...Finished T3 at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship thanks to four rounds in the 60s, including 66-67 on the weekend. It marked his best effort since finishing T2 at the 2003 Valero Texas Open...Held the first round lead at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic after opening with 8-under 64. Shared the 36-hole lead with five other players at 10-under 134. Weekend rounds of 71-66 dropped him to T5, in the season-ending full-field event at Annandale GC. 2004: Best finish of three top-10s was a T6 in first start at World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational in Akron, OH, and only his fifth start in a World Golf Championships event...Selected to represent the United States team with Scott Verplank at the World Golf Championships-World Cup in Seville, Spain, where they T7. 2003: Had career year, with $2,469,750 in earnings on the strength of a victory, four top-threes and seven top-10s...Won the Bell Canadian Open in a three-hole playoff over Brad Faxon. Improved his playoff record to 4-4. Win came 8 years, 4 months and 21 days from his last victory at the 1995 MCI Classic, a span of 233 events. His last three victories have come in playoffs. Collected a career-high $756,000 to put him over $2 million for the season for the first time in his career. 2002: Six top-10s were the most since posting nine in 1998. 2001: After falling out of the top-100 in 2000 for the first time since 1994, managed to bounce back with $1,121,858, good for 48th on the money list. Made the cut in 25 of 29 events, including 11 consecutive to end the season. 2000: Fell out of the top 100 money winners for just the fourth time in 16 seasons on TOUR...Made the cut in four of the last five tournaments, including T10 at Tampa Classic and T20 at Southern Farm Bureau Classic, to move from 130th to 114th on TOUR money list and regain full exempt status. 1999: Enjoyed fifth consecutive standout season with $899,484 in earnings...In his last attempt to earn spot in THE TOUR Championship, had to win National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Shared 36- and 54-hole lead with eventual winner Tiger Woods before T3. 1998: Surpassed $1 million in season earnings for the first time after playing in 18 events, finishing in top 10 nine times...Was in second place after second and third rounds of U.S. Open before final-round 73 at The Olympic Club produced third-place finish, his best in U.S. Open. 1997: Five top-10s, including T5 at U.S. Open. 1995: Returned to winner's circle after four-year hiatus (1991-94) at MCI Classic, defeating Nolan Henke and David Frost in playoff and finished year with eight top-10s...Had fallen on hard times, finishing as low as 179th on the money list in 1992...Shared lead at U.S. Open with nine holes to play, but fell to T10...Voted by peers as PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year. 1990: Parred 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 PGA Championship, while finishing second on money list...Holed out from green-side bunker on 18th hole at Inverness to win PGA Championship by two strokes over Greg 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. 1985: Rookie on the PGA TOUR and collected winnings of $164,023, 45th on the money list. 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.

Personal

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, plays at Oklahoma State. 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.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

4-4

Other Information

Eligible to join the Champions Tour at the 2009 Regions Charity Classic in May. Long-time member of the PGA TOUR, with 670 career starts from 1981-2008. One of the busiest players on TOUR, with 20 starts per season from 1985-2008. Most recently, made 20 starts in 2008 with a season-best T4 at the Buick Open (his first top-10 since finishing T5 at the 2005 Viking Classic). Last of eight wins came in 2003 when he had a career year. Won $2,469,750 on the strength of a victory, four top-threes and seven top-10s. Won the Bell Canadian Open in a three-hole playoff over Brad Faxon. Improved his playoff record to 4-4 and victory came 8 years, 4 months and 21 days from his last victory at the 1995 MCI Classic, a span of 233 events. Playoff win over Faxon was his third consecutive victory in a playoff. It also allowed him to collect a career-high $756,000 which put him over $2 million for the season for the first time in his career. In 1998, was in second place after second and third rounds of U.S. Open before final-round 73 at The Olympic Club produced third-place finish, his best in U.S. Open. In 1995, he 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. Described 1995 MCI Classic victory as "better than any other win I've had, because I was down so low." Named Comeback Player of the Year by his peers. Shared lead at 1992 U.S. Open with nine holes to play, but fell to T10. In 1990 made par on first playoff hole to defeat John Cook at Las Vegas Invitational and in 1989 defeated Fuzzy Zoeller by two strokes at Memorial Tournament. Had an outstanding 1986 campaign. 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. 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. 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 sophomore at Oklahoma State. 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.

National Teams

World Amateur Team Championship, 1980; Nissan Cup, 1986; Asahi Glass Four Tours, 1991; World Golf Championships-World Cup, 2004.

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