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Bruce Lietzke

  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Kan.
  • Residence: Athens, Texas
  • Birthdate: July 18, 1951
  • Age: 55
  • Turned Pro: 1974
  • College: Houston
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 12, 18

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Player Notes

Started in golf at age 5 by his brother, Duane. Credits Duane and Henry Homberg, a local Texas professional, for having the greatest influences on his game when he first started playing. . . Biggest thrill in golf was winning his first PGA Tour event (1977 Tucson Open) and also being involved in the 1999 Ryder Cup as Assistant Captain to Ben Crenshaw. Playing schedule was envy of many on the PGA TOUR. Never played more than 25 events in any PGA TOUR season and never more than 20 tournaments in a single season after 1988. . . Has a large collection of muscle cars and built an 11-car garage at his home. The crown jewel of his collection is a 1967 yellow Corvette Stingray convertible, with the largest engine available-a 435-horse big block Chevrolet engine. Bought the car from Gil Morgan in 1982. . . His dream job would be an engine builder for any race team. First car he ever owned was a 1970 bright orange Plymouth Roadrunner. Member 1981 Ryder Cup Team

Career Victories

Champions Tour
7 - 2001 3M Championship, SAS Championship, 2002 Mexico Senior Classic, TD Waterhouse Championship. SAS Championship, 2003 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, U.S. Senior Open

PGA Tour
13 - 1977 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open, Hawaiian Open, 1978 Canadian Open, 1979 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open, 1980 Colonial National Invitation, 1981 Bob Hope Classic, Andy Williams San Diego Open, Byron Nelson Classic, 1982 Canadian Open, 1984 Honda Classic, 1988 GTE Byron Nelson Classic, 1992 Southwestern Bell Colonial, 1994 Las Vegas Invitational.Other Victories: 1997 Frank lin Templeton Shootout (teamed with Scott McCarron), Won the Raphael Division along with Bill Rogers at the 2002 Legends of Golf

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.06 (ranked 9th); money - $329,294 (ranked 41st); best finish, T-3rd, Honda Classic, Independent Insurance Agent Open and GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.80 (ranked 3rd); money - $566,272 (ranked 19th); best finish, 2nd PGA Championship.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.91 (ranked 8th); money - $703,805 (ranked 16th); Winner, Southwestern Bell Colonial.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.95 (ranked T-63rd); money - $163,241 (ranked 101st); best finish, T-4th Greater Milwaukee Open and Canadian Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.04 (ranked 17th); money - $564,926 (ranked 28th); Winner, Las Vegas Invitational.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.03 (ranked 70th); money - $269,394 (ranked 70th); best finish, 2nd, Mercedes Championship.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.35; money - $122,941 (ranked 150th); best finish, T9th, Chrysler Tucson Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.99; money - $377,188 (ranked 79th); best finish, 2nd, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.59; money - $59,487 (ranked 221st); best finish, T27th, Shell Houston Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.33; money - $149,196 (ranked 178th); best finish, T9th, Genuity Championship.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 68.73); money - $1,119,573 (ranked 16th); Winner, 3M Championship and SAS Championship.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Only played in two events, missed cut in Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and T58th in MasterCard Colonial.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.96 (ranked 8th); money - $1,527,676 (ranked 7th); best finish, Winner Ausi Sr. Classic, TD Waterhouse and SAS Championship.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -22; top 10 finishes -9; scoring average - 70.04 (ranked 10th); money - $1,610,826 (ranked 4th); best finish - Win Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf & U.S. Senior Open.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 20; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.85 (ranked 19th); money - $838,874 (ranked 21st); best finish - 2nd Bruno's Memorial Classic & FedEx Kinko's Classic. Got off to a slow start after being plagued at the beginning of the year by so-called "frozen shoulder," or adhesive capsulitis, which caused him to miss the entire Florida swing and the MasterCard Classic in Mexico, where he won in 2002.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 23; top 10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.63 (ranked 16th); money - $687,410 (ranked 27th); best finish - T-4th Bank of America Championship.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 22; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.81 (ranked 24th); money - $724,874 (ranked 26th); best finish - T2nd Administaff Small Business Classic.

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