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Bobby Wadkins

  • Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
  • Residence: Richmond, Va.
  • Birthdate: July 25, 1951
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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Player Notes

Twenty months younger than his brother, Lanny Wadkins. . . Was a two-time All-American. . . Competed on the PGA Tour between 1975 and 1998, in 712 starts was runner-up six times and finished in the top-10, 50 times. . . Winner 1971 Virginia State Amateur, 1978 European Open, 1979 and '86 Dunlop Phoenix (Japan). PGA Tour best finish 2nd (1979 IVB Philadelphia Classic, lost playoff to Lou Graham and 1985 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, lost playoff to Bernhard Langer). . . Joined the Champions Tour after his 50th birthday in August of 2001 and won his first start at the Lightpath Long Island Open. He won it at the age of 50 years, 10 days old and can claim to be the youngest Champions Tour player to win by one day over Gil Morgan.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - Lightpath Long Island Classic, 2005 Boeing Championship At Sandestin

European Tour
1 - 1978 European Open

Japan PGA Tour
1 - 1986 Dunlop Phoenix

Other
1971 Virginia State Amateur, 1979 Dunlop Phoenix [Japan]. 1982 Virginia State Open, 1986 Dunlop Phoenix [Japan], Virginia State Open, 1990 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Lanny Wadkins].

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.06 (ranked 75th); money $190,613 (ranked 85th); best finish, T-5th Canadian Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.10 (ranked T-88th); money $206,503 (ranked 81st); best finish 7th, Texas Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.29; money $30,382 (ranked 197th); best finish T-20th, Hawaiian Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.97 (ranked T-63rd); money $208,358 (ranked 89th); best finish T-2nd, Kemper Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.58 (ranked 124th); money $166,527 (ranked 115th); best finish 3rd, Buick Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.42 (ranked 116th); money $142,003 (ranked 137th); best finish T10th, Deposit Guaranty Classic.

1997 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.49 (ranked 12th); money $321,714 (ranked 65th); best finish 2nd, Nike Louisiana Open and Nike Dominion Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 70.61; money $29,789 (ranked 229th); best finish 20th, MCI Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.79 (ranked 146th); money $171,854 (ranked 154th); best finish T15th, Nissan Open.

1999 Buy.com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 6; top-10 finishes -2; scoring average 71.65 (ranked 65th); money $37,580 (ranked 72nd); best finish, 2nd, Buy.Com Florida Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Played five times making the cut twice, T28th Touchstone Energy Tucson Open and T39th B.C. Open.

2000 Buy.com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 6; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average 72.25 (ranked 122nd); money $23,057 (ranked 131st); best finish, T10th, Buy.Com Florida Classic

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Missed the cut in all four starts, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, B.C. Open and John Deere Classic.

2001 Buy.com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 4; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average 71.39; money $29,325 (ranked 111th); best finish 2nd, Buy.Com Knoxville Open.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 69.70; money $549,657 (ranked 33rd); Winner, Lightpath Long Island Classic.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
T50th in only start at B.C. Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 70.47 (ranked 13th); money $1,270,336 (ranked 13th); best finish, T-2nd Senior PGA Championship and Greater Baltimore Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -28; top 10 finishes -6; stroke average 70.89 (ranked 28th); money $942,109 (ranked 19th); Best finish, T-2nd Royal Caribbean Classic, Senior PGA Championship & SAS Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.12 (ranked 26th); money $676,461 (ranked 29th); Best finish, T-2nd Commerce Bank Long Island Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.87 (ranked 21st); money $393,082 (ranked 43rd); Best finish, T-6th SAS Championship.

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