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Bruce Summerhays

  • Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Residence: Farmington, Utah
  • Birthdate: February 14, 1944
  • Age: 63
  • Turned Pro: 1966
  • College: Utah
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 17

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Player Notes

Spent most of his career as a PGA instructor, golf course designer and consultant. Was the golf coach at Stanford University before finishing fourth in the Champions Tour Qualifying School in 1994.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
3 - 1997 Saint Luke's Classic, 1998 State Farm Senior Classic, 2004 Kroger ClassicOther Victories: 1976 Northern California Open, 1966, '91 & '93 Provo Open, 1975 & '77 Northern California Match Play, 1974 & '77 Northern California Medal Play, 1979, '81 & '86 Wasatch Open, 1981 & '82 Rocky Mountain Section Championship, 1991 Utah Section Champion, 1992 Dixie Open & 1992 Wendover Open.

Career Summary

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $20,711 (ranked 96th); best finish -T-16th, The Transamerica.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; Top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average - 70.57 (ranked 9th); money - $729,021 (ranked 13th); best finish -2nd, The Transamerica, T-2nd Nationwide Championship and Frank lin Quest Championship.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 38; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.76 (ranked 30th); money - $449,659 (ranked 29th); best finish -4th, BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland. Was the busiest man on the Senior Tour missing just one official event.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 37; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 71.17 (ranked T17th); money - $1,098,942 (ranked 8th); Winner, at State Farm Senior Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; Top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average - 70.57 (ranked 14th); money - $1,118,377 (ranked 8th); best finish -2nd, Bank One Championship and T2nd Pacific Bell Senior Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 38; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.67 (ranked 19th); money - $914,554 (ranked 19th); best finish -3rd SBC Senior Open.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.93 (ranked 20th); money - $904,617 (ranked 20th); best finish -T4th, Kroger Senior Classic and Allianz Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.78 (ranked 46th); money - $530,760 (ranked 37th); best finish, T-3rd The Countrywide Tradition.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -28; top 10 finishes -4; scoring average - 71.68 (ranked 50th); money - $509,194 (ranked 36th); best finish - 3rd Senior British Open & Turtle Bay Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.62 (ranked 39th); money - $677,459 (ranked 28th); best finish - Won Kroger Classic. Returned to the top-30 on the money list for the first time since the 2001 season and was one of just two players 60 or older (Graham Marsh, the other) to qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. . . Won for the third time on the Champions Tour at the Kroger Classic near Cincinnati late in the year. Win ended a victory drought of 6 years, 2 months and 7 days (209 starts). At 60 years, 6 months and 28 days old, he became the eighth oldest winner in Champions Tour history (13th player over 60 to win) and the oldest champion since 61-year-old J.C. Snead's triumph at the 2002 Greater Baltimore ClassiC.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.50 (ranked 37th); money - $419,467 (ranked 39th); best finish - T-7th Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.25 (ranked 35th); money - $459,267 (ranked 38th); best finish - T10th 3M Championship & Constellation Energy Classic.

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