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Bill Rogers

  • Birthplace: Waco, Texas
  • Residence: San Antonio, Texas
  • Birthdate: September 9, 1951
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1974

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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-10, 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.

Won the Raphael Division along with Bruce Lietzke at the 2002 Legends Of Golf

Career Summary

2002 Champions 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.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -19; top 10 finishes -2; stroke average 71.88 (ranked 53rd); money $222,039 (ranked 61st); Best finish, T-7th 3M Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -11; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 72.68; money $101,902 (ranked 86th); Best finish, T-12th Administaff Small Business Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 6; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.61 (ranked N/A); money $27,648 (ranked 110th); Best finish, T-2nd SBC Championship.

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