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Brad Bryant

  • Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas
  • Residence: Lakeland, Fla.
  • Birthdate: December 11, 1954
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • College: New Mexico
  • Eligibility Code: 7, 8

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Player Notes

Started playing the game at age 10, going to the course with his father. . . He obtained his Tour card in 1978 and in the 1982 TPC, he was tied for the lead after three rounds with Bruce Lietzke. When he birdied the 14th in the final round, he still was tied with Lietzke and Jerry Pate. However, he three-putted the 15th and though he birdied the 16th, Pate birdied the 17th and 18th to win it. Bryant tied with Scott Simpson for 2nd. . . Later in the year he was 2nd in the Quad Cities Open. The following year, he again was runner-up in the Byron Nelson Classic. . . In 1984, he not only tore up his left shoulder, but his father and wife Sue, were stricken with serious illnesses. He tried to play with the shoulder, but played hurt. Finally in December of 1985 he underwent surgery. The recovery period was long and slow, but the good signs started to reappear in 1988. and in 1989 when he finished 84th on the money list. . . Credits a lot of his success in part to work done with David Leadbetter. His nickname on tour is "Dr Dirt" because of his "five o'clock" beard, it took him 474 tournaments before he finally won at the '95 Walt Disney Classic. Is fully exempt for 2005 after finishing third at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the King and Bear at World Golf Village near St. Augustine, FL, in November. . . Five of his six rounds were in the 60s, and he finished 22-under-par for the event.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2006 Toshiba Classic, Regions Charity Classic

PGA Tour
1 - 1995 Walt Disney/Oldsmobile Classic

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.39 (ranked 117th); money - $189,795 (ranked 86th). . . 

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.76 (ranked 142nd); money - $152,202 (ranked 99th); best finish, 2nd Buick Classic. . . 

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.91 (ranked 56th); money - 227,529 (ranked 69th); best finish, T4th Freeport-McMoRan Classic. . . 

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.12 (ranked 79th); money - $230,139 (ranked 74th); best finish, T2nd Buick Southern Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.72 (ranked 46th); money - $687,803 (ranked 18th); best finish -T2nd, Doral & K-mart GGO.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.48 (ranked 39th); money - $723,834 (ranked 25th); winner, Walt Disney/Oldsmobile Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.26 (ranked 95th); money - $253,381 (ranked 188th); best finish -T4th, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
only played once, missed cut in the National Car Rental-Disney Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.43; money - $30,500 (ranked 243rd); best finish -T36th, Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.43; money - $11,820 (ranked 236th); best finish -T66th, National Car Rental Golf Classic-Disney.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Played twice, T27th in B.C. Open & Missed cut National Car Rental Golf Classic-Disney.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.43; money - $10,226 (ranked 239th); best finish -T53rd, Tampa Bay Classic. Played in one Nationwide Tour event, missed cut SAS Carolina Classic.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.05; money - $29,536 (ranked 235th); best finish -T30th, Funai Classic.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.05; money - $32,210 (ranked 241st); best finish -T37th, Valero Texas Open. Also played in two Nationwide Tour events, missed cut at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and T10th at BMW Charity Pro-Am.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 22; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.52 (ranked 14th); money - $727,438 (ranked 25th); best finish - T-3rd Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 20; top 10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.71 (ranked 4th); money - $1,692,417 (ranked 3rd); best finish - Win Toshiba Classic & Regions Charity Classic.

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