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Olin Browne

  • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, FL
  • Birth Date: 05/22/1959
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5-9
  • Eligibility Code: 8
  • Turned Pro: 1984

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PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 1998,Canon Greater Hartford Open. 1999,MasterCard Colonial. 2005,Deutsche Bank Championship.

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$152,307 (25)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

8-- The Cap Cana Championship.

Champions Tour Best Round

64 at Round 2, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Highlights

Finished solo eighth at The Cap Cana Championship after closing with a 5-under 31 on the back nine Sunday to post a final-round 68.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Canon Greater Hartford Open, MasterCard Colonial, Deutsche Bank Championship.

Career Highlights

2006: Notched two top-10s in 30 starts. T8 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and T8 at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2005: Enjoyed a career year with a victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship and first invitation to THE TOUR Championship. Also contended at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst...In his first major championship start since the 2003 U.S. Open, shared the first- and second-round leads at Pinehurst No. 2. Was three back of two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen heading into the final round, but a closing 10-over 80 dropped him from T2 to T23. Earned a spot in the U.S. Open by firing 73-59 at Woodmont CC in Rockville, MD. Considered withdrawing after first round...Captured third career victory at age 46 years, 3 months and 13 days at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Tied for the lead after 54 holes with John Rollins, Jason Bohn, Carl Pettersson and Billy Andrade after opening 68-65-70. Broke the five-way tie with a final-round 4-under-par 67 to defeat Bohn by one stroke. Earned a career-best $990,000 and surpassed $1 million in season earnings for the first time in his career...Two weeks after winning in Boston finished solo second at the Valero Texas Open. 2004: Made 15 cuts in 30 starts, including two top-10s. Played in the final group on Sunday with Adam Scott at the Booz Allen Classic, finished T7. Second top-10 was a T4 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Missed the cut in the last two tournaments of the season and finished 127th on the money list. 2003: Finished outside the top 125 for the first time since 1994. Played in 34 tournaments and made 22 cuts to finish 130th on the money list. Finished in the top 20 three times. 2002: Finished among the top 125 for the seventh consecutive season...Finished T9 at the Kemper Insurance Open for his first top-10 since a T7 at the 2001 Canon Greater Hartford Open...Shot an opening-round 73 at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic before coming alive on the weekend (65-66) and finished at 11-under-par 273 for T5. 2001: Best chance to earn first TOUR title since 1999 came in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Shared third-round lead with Phil Mickelson at 14-under-par 202. Closed with 73 to finish T3, three shots behind winner Davis Love III...Made 34th ace in U.S. Open history when he holed a 7-iron from 165 yards on the 11th hole en route to finishing T24. 2000: Had a season-best T9 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 1999: Earned his second TOUR victory in as many seasons with win at the MasterCard Colonial. Final-round 66, which included two eagles, produced a one-stroke victory. Win came on his 40th birthday and $504,000 payday was largest of career to that point. Also earned a spot in 2000 Mercedes Championships, which he had to miss in 1999 due to October surgery on his left arm. Leading up to victory, was not allowed to hit more than a small bucket of balls in practice. Went from late August 1998 to mid-February 1999 without touching his clubs. 1998: After 14 years as a professional, claimed his first TOUR title at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Closed with 67 to earn a playoff spot with Stewart Cink and Larry Mize. On the first extra hole, chipped in for birdie from 40 feet for the win, becoming the first player since Greg Norman at the 1995 NEC World Series of Golf to win a playoff by chipping in. 1996: Cracked top 125 on TOUR for the first time when he finished 100th on money list...In only Nationwide Tour start, earned fourth Nationwide Tour title with a victory in the Dominion Open. 1993: Won Monterrey Open and finished seventh on Nationwide Tour money list to earn exempt status on PGA TOUR. 1991: Won Bakersfield Open and Hawkeye Open to finish second on Nationwide Tour money list and earn exempt status on PGA TOUR.

Personal

After winning 1993 Monterrey Open in Mexico, gave victory speech in Spanish. Knows language because of his father's Chilean heritage...Did not start playing golf until he was 19. Got hooked on game while attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

In 2009, made 13 starts on the Champions Tour after joining the circuit in late May at The Principal Charity Classic (T50, after holding a share of the first-round lead). Top efforts in his rookie year were a pair of T5 finishes at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and SAS Championship. Also T7 at the Administaff Small Business Classic and T10 at the U.S. Senior Open. Made nine appearances on the PGA TOUR with two cuts made, finishing T76 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico and T77 at the Travelers Championship near Hartford, CT. Made the cut in 11 of 27 starts on TOUR in 2008, but failed to record a top-25 finish in a full season for the first time in his career. Served with Dave Stockton and Raymond Floyd as Captain's Assistants for the winning U.S. Ryder Cup team, captained by Paul Azinger. Missed the first half of 2007 due to torn ligaments in left index finger. Opted for rest and rehabilitation over surgery. First start was a missed cut at THE PLAYERS Championship. In second start of season, finished T9 at the AT&T Classic. Played sparingly the rest of the way, and was granted a Major Medical Extension for the 2008 campaign. Notched two top-10s in 30 starts in 2006, including T8s at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Enjoyed a career year in 2005 with a victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship and first trip to THE TOUR Championship. In his first major championship start since the 2003 U.S. Open, shared the first- and second-round leads at Pinehurst No. 2. Was three back of two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen heading into the final round, but a closing 10-over 80 dropped him from T2 to T23. Earned a spot in the U.S. Open by firing 73-59 at Woodmont CC in Rockville, MD. Considered withdrawing after first round. Captured third career victory at age 46 years, 3 months and 13 days at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Tied for the lead after 54 holes with John Rollins, Jason Bohn, Carl Pettersson and Billy Andrade after opening 68-65-70. Broke the five-way tie with a final-round 4-under-par 67 to defeat Bohn by one stroke. Earned a career-best $990,000 and surpassed $1 million in season earnings for the first time in his career. Two weeks after winning in Boston finished solo second at the Valero Texas Open. Best chance to earn first TOUR title since 1999 came in the 2001 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Shared third-round lead with Phil Mickelson at 14-under-par 202. Closed with 73 to finish T3, three shots behind winner Davis Love III. Made 34th ace in U.S. Open history when he holed a 7-iron from 165 yards on the 11th hole en route to finishing T24. Earned his second TOUR victory in as many seasons with win at the 1999 MasterCard Colonial. Final-round 66, which included two eagles, produced a one-stroke victory. Win came on his 40th birthday and $504,000 payday was largest of career to that point. Also earned a spot in 2000 Mercedes Championships, which he had to miss in 1999 due to October surgery on his left arm. Leading up to victory, was not allowed to hit more than a small bucket of balls in practice. Went from late August 1998 to mid-February 1999 without touching his clubs. In 1998, after 14 years as a professional, claimed his first TOUR title at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Closed with 67 to earn a playoff spot with Stewart Cink and Larry Mize. On the first extra hole, chipped in for birdie from 40 feet for the win, becoming the first player since Greg Norman at the 1995 NEC World Series of Golf to win a playoff by chipping in. In 1996, cracked top 125 on TOUR for the first time when he finished 100th on money list. In only Nationwide Tour start, earned fourth Nationwide Tour title with a victory in the Dominion Open. In 1993, won Monterrey Open and finished seventh on Nationwide Tour money list to earn exempt status on PGA TOUR. In 1991, won Bakersfield Open and Hawkeye Open to finish second on Nationwide Tour money list and earn exempt status on PGA TOUR. After winning 1993 Monterrey Open in Mexico, gave victory speech in Spanish. Knows language because of his father's Chilean heritage. Did not start playing golf until he was 19. Got hooked on game while attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.

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