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Loren Roberts

  • Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Residence: Germantown, TN
  • Birth Date: 06/24/1955
  • Age: 54
  • Height: 6-2
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 10, 13, 19, 20
  • Turned Pro: 1975

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PGA TOUR Victories

(8) 1994,Nestle Invitational. 1995,Nestle Invitational. 1996,MCI Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1997,CVS Charity Classic. 1999,GTE Byron Nelson Classic. 2000,Greater Milwaukee Open. 2002,Valero Texas Open.

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$276,847 (10)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T4-- *Wendy's Champions Skins Game. T5-- Allianz Championship, Toshiba Classic.

Champions Tour Best Round

65 at Round 1, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Highlights

Posted three straight sub-70 scores at the Allianz Championship and was T5 in Boca Raton...Followed that effort with another T5 in his next start at the Toshiba Classic...Was T11 in defense of his title at The ACE Group Classic...Was T13 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Nestle Invitational, Nestle Invitational, MCI Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, CVS Charity Classic, GTE Byron Nelson Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, Valero Texas Open.

Career Highlights

2009: Claimed his second Charles Schwab Cup title when he finished 319 points in front of John Cook. Clinched the crown with a T6 finish at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship...His three wins were the most since 2006...Played his best golf in the second half of the season...After taking most of the month of June off, came back to claim two wins among eight top-10 finishes in his final 10 starts...Highlight of his season was winning his second Senior British Open in four years at Sunningdale GC near London. Victory was his fourth senior major title and 10th overall win on the Champions Tour. Triumph came in a dramatic playoff with Mark McNulty and Fred Funk. Along with McNulty, made birdie on the first extra hole to eliminate Funk and then won the championship on the third extra hole with a par after McNulty hit an errant tee shot that forced him to take a drop from an unplayable lie...The following month, made clutch birdies on the final two holes to post his second straight, 7-under-par 65 to earn his third win of the season, a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara at the Boeing Classic. His clutch putting was the difference in the win. One-putted 13 of his final 14 holes Saturday and then needed just nine putts on the back nine Sunday. Overall, had just 73 putts in the event, the fewest by a winner on the Champions Tour since Tom Kite had 72 at the same event in 2006. Victory near Seattle clinched August Player of the Month honors...Claimed his first title in 2009 early in the year when he made birdie on three of his last four holes to slip past Gene Jones and win The ACE Group Classic in Naples, FL. Victory was his ninth career Champions Tour title and was his second victory in Naples...Also was T3 at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship after being four strokes back of Tom Watson through 54 holes...Was T4 at the U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick. Closed with an 8-under-par 64, the low round Sunday, which helped him jump from T15 to his T4 finish and also finished T5 at the JELD-WEN Tradition, in Oregon...Enjoyed a T5 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, which was his fifth consecutive top-five finish, a first in his career. He held a two-stroke lead over Mark O'Meara after 36 holes but skied to a 78 Sunday...Final-round 67 at TPC Tampa Bay equaled the low Sunday score and moved him up into a T3 at April's Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am...Teamed with Mark Wiebe to post a third-place finish at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...Made his first PGA TOUR cut since 2007 when he played on the weekend at the St. Jude Classic near Memphis. In his record-setting 25th appearance at his hometown event, finished T42 and tied a tournament record for most cuts made with 20...Again played the weekend on the PGA TOUR, finishing T24 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Enjoyed four sub-70 rounds at Brown Deer Park GC.2008: Among his 13 top-10 finishes was a victory at the Commerce Bank Championship, a one-stroke triumph over Nick Price and Lonnie Nielsen, the event's defending champion. Went wire to wire for his eighth career Champions Tour title, matching his PGA TOUR victory total. Win ended a drought of 16 events, and he became the first player to win the Commerce Bank event after finishing second the year prior. Win was instrumental in him earning June Player of the Month honors...Earlier in the year, made a miraculous chip-in for an eagle on the 54th hole at the AT&T Champions Classic to earn a spot in the three-man playoff with Brad Bryant and eventual winner Denis Watson. After Bryant was eliminated on the second hole, Watson ended the playoff when he made a birdie on the third extra hole. Had lost in a playoff with Tom Purtzer a year earlier...Was second again at the Regions Charity Classic near Birmingham, AL. Made a late run at Andy Bean but came up one stroke short at Ross Bridge. Missed a 16-foot birdie putt at the last hole that would have sent the event into overtime...Was the 36-hole leader at the Bank of America Championship in June and battled Jeff Sluman throughout the final round before Sluman birdied three of the final four holes to post a two-stroke win near Boston...Also had a chance to win the FedEx Kinko's Classic but hit his second shot into a hazard at No. 17 and made double bogey. Eventually finished T5 in Austin, two strokes back of Watson...His 7-under 65 Saturday at the 3M Championship gave him nine consecutive sub-70 scores on the Champions Tour, a 2008 best...In his 25 starts, failed to break par/better in his opening round just three times. 2007: Claimed the prestigious Charles Schwab Cup and also was second again to Jay Haas on the money list, with over $2 million in earnings ($2,170,627)...Posted his signature win of the season when he blew away the field by six strokes at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in October near Baltimore. Shot four straight sub-par rounds at Baltimore CC, and after leading by just three strokes through 54 holes, posted a 5-under 30 on the front nine Sunday to pull away for his third major title in as many years. Became only the fifth Champions Tour player to win a major championship three years in succession, joining Hale Irwin and Miller Barber (five years in succession each) along with Gary Player and Raymond Floyd (three years each). Victory was Roberts' third different major title, making him the ninth player with three different majors. Victory in Baltimore also vaulted him atop the Charles Schwab Cup list for good, and the $390,000 first prize was the largest of his Champions Tour career...Other win came in early June when he ended an 18-tournament winless string with his sixth career Champions Tour victory at The Boeing Championship at Sandestin. Rallied from three strokes back with a final-round 65, eventually defeating Eduardo Romero by three shots. Sixth title came in his 39th career Champions Tour start and was his fourth overall victory in Florida. Win there also made him the 13th different champion of the tournament...Earlier in the season, fell to Tom Purtzer in a four-hole playoff at the AT&T Champions Classic. Made key birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 Sunday to get himself in position, but saw his chances come to an end when Purtzer made a birdie-4 on the fourth extra hole. Set a new Champions Tour record in the opening round when he posted a 5-under-par 67, his 33rd consecutive round at par or better, breaking Larry Nelson's mark (2002). Eventually had streak end at 37 straight when he shot a final-round 75 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...Earned January/February Player of the Month honors and was also the Champions Tour's Player of the Month in October...For the second straight year, secured the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest scoring average (69.31) on the strength of his play in the year's final event. His back-to-back Nelson trophies were a first since Gil Morgan in 2000-01. 2006: Finished second to Jay Haas in the race for the money title and narrowly lost to Haas in the Charles Schwab Cup race. Fell 20 points short. Had a chance to grab the crown and the $1-million annuity but missed a 4 1/2-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship to just fall short. Still earned a $500,000 annuity and donated entire amount to charity...Earned a career-best $2,365,395, with four wins...Led all players with 18 top-10 finishes in 21 starts...Earned the Byron Nelson Award as the scoring leader at 69.01...Opened the season with three consecutive victories. His bid for a record-tying fourth straight win fell short when he finished T5 at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Became the first player in Champions Tour history to win the first three events in a season when he prevailed by one stroke over R.W. Eaks and Brad Bryant at The ACE Group Classic in Naples. Despite not making a birdie over his final 12 holes, still managed to hold off a late charge by Hale Irwin. Did not make a bogey over his final 35 holes at the TwinEagles GC and became the sixth player to win three straight events...First two titles of the season came in Hawaii. Completed a two-week Hawaiian sweep, holing a 9-foot eagle putt on the final hole of the Turtle Bay Championship for a two-stroke, wire-to-wire victory over Scott Simpson. Win on Oahu made him the first player since Larry Nelson in 2001 to claim his first two starts of a season...Opened his Champions Tour campaign with a one-stroke victory over Don Pooley at the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai. Shot 25-under 191, breaking the Champions Tour's 54-hole record in relation to par and matching the circuit's stroke mark. His 26 birdies set an all-time record for a three-round Champions Tour event, easily breaking the old mark of 24 birdies by three different players. Final-round 61 at Hualalai was a career best and an 18-hole tournament-record. Used the 11-under-par round Sunday to come from three strokes back of Pooley and edge him by one...Picked up his fourth victory of the season at the Senior British Open at Turnberry. Playoff win over Eduardo Romero was his second senior major championship since turning 50. Blew a five-stroke lead in regulation but rebounded in the playoff, making a clutch 14-foot par putt on the first extra hole just before Romero missed a 6-foot putt for a par. Final-round 75 in Scotland was the highest finish by a winner since 1998 (Hale Irwin, 75 at the Las Vegas Senior Classic) and the highest in a senior major since 1994 (Simon Hobday, 75 at U.S. Senior Open)...$88,000 check for finishing T3 at the Boeing Championship at Sandestin moved him over the $1-million mark in his eighth start of the season, tying Hale Irwin's all-time record (1998) for fastest to seven figures in a year...Surged past the $2-million mark in season earnings when he finished T2 at the weather-shortened SAS Championship in early October in North Carolina in his first start after serving as an Assistant Captain to Tom Lehman for the U.S. Ryder Cup team...Finished T9 at the U.S. Senior Open but made headlines in the third round when he set a new U.S. Senior Open and tournament course record with his 8-under-par 62 at Prairie Dunes. The 62 was also the lowest round in the history of any USGA championship and also tied the record for the lowest 18-hole score in any of the 13 USGA national championships, breaking the U.S. Senior Open mark of 63 by Allen Doyle in 2005 and Don Pooley in 2002. 2005: Joined the Champions Tour in July and had an immediate impact continuing to split time between the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour...Won his first Champions Tour title when he defeated Dana Quigley in a two-hole playoff at the JELD-WEN Tradition in his third start. Posted four straight sub-par rounds and got up and down for a birdie on the final hole in regulation to earn a spot in the playoff. After a birdie on the first extra hole, had a two-putt bogey on the second that was good enough to defeat Quigley...Was solo fifth in his Champions Tour debut at the Senior British Open in July. Was the first-round leader at Royal Aberdeen, with a 1-over 72 and was in contention throughout in Scotland...Co-leader after both the second and third rounds of the U.S. Senior Open but eventually finished T2 after a disappointing 73 on Sunday...Selected as the Champions Tour August Player of the Month. `

Personal

Earned the nicknamed "Boss of the Moss" for his putting ability. Nickname was coined by fellow TOUR member David Ogrin in 1985...Cary Middlecoff said of him in the mid-1980s: "We've got a kid back home (in Tennessee) who is just a beautiful putter. He'll just break your heart on the greens, he's so pure. If he ever gets to believing in himself, he could really be something to watch."...Inducted into Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998...Heroes are his mom and Byron Nelson...Dream foursome would include himself, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Walter Hagen...Favorite golf courses are any built prior to 1950 and those designed by A.W. Tillinghast...Served as an assistant club professional before embarking on a professional career at San Luis Obispo CC and Morro Bay Municipal...First job was a paper boy...Says if he weren't playing golf for a living he'd be a golf professional at a private club...Two of his best friends in golf are Tom Lehman and Vance Veazey.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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