Senior PGA Championship

Bill Rogers

Residence: San Antonio, Texas
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Turned Pro: 1974
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 148
Birthdate: September 9, 1951
Age: 51
College: Waco, Texas

Player Notes

Played the PGA TOUR from 1975-88 playing in 343 events. He won five times, finished runner-up nine times and was in the top-ten, 61 times. Enjoyed his greatest success in 1981 with three victories on the PGA TOUR. Biggest win of his career came at the 1981 British Open, defeating Bernhard Langer by four stokes at Royal St. Georges. Named to the 1981 Ryder Cup squad and was the PGA Player of the Year the same year... Chosen for the University of Houston Hall of Honor in 1981 after winning All-America honors for the Cougars as a collegian. Roomed with Bruce Lietzke at UH...Amateur career also included a Southern Amateur title in 1972 and a spot on the 1973 Walker Cup Team... Biggest thrill in golf was representing the U.S. as an amateur and professional player... Started playing golf as a nine-year-old in Montgomery, Alabama and lived at various locales around the world while his father was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. Spent time in Germany and Morocco as a youngster. When he left playing on the PGA Tour in 1988, he became the director of golf at the San Antonio C.C. He did that for ten years and then moved on to helping the Briggs Ranch Golf Club in the San Antonio area. . .Played once on the Senior PGA Tour in 2001 finishing 75th in the SBC Championship.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
6 - 1978 Bob Hope Desert Classic. 1981 Sea Pines Heritage, British Open, World Series of Golf, Texas Open. 1983 USF&G Classic.

1972 Southern Amateur. 1977 Pacific Masters. 1979 World Match Play Championship. 1980, 1981 Suntory Open (Japan), 1981 New South Wales Open, 1981 Australian Open.

Career Summary

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 5; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.57 (ranked N/A); money $22,421 (ranked 113th); best finish, T-29th SAS Championship.

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