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Olin  Browne

Olin Browne

Hobe Sound, FL

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, FL
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1984

PGA TOUR Victories

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

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$239,839 (23)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T6-- Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay. T9-- Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. T10-- Allianz Championship.

Champions Tour Best Round

65 at Round 1, Toshiba Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Focused his play primarily on the Champions Tour and made just one PGA TOUR start—a missed cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Made 22 Champions Tour starts, where he claimed a major title, as well as seven other top-10 finishes. Five of those performances came in each of his first five starts of the season...Led wire to wire in late July to capture the U.S. Senior Open at Inverness in Toledo, OH. Opened with a 7-under-par 64 (lowest first-round score by a winner in the event), added a 6-under-par 65 to his scorecard in the third round and then held off Mark O'Meara in the final round for a three-stroke victory. Capped his tournament by draining a 30-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole. Became the fifth player to secure his first Champions Tour victory at the U.S. Senior Open. With the win, joined Ron Streck, Keith Fergus, Tom Lehman and Gary Hallberg as the only players to have won on all three Tours.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

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

Career Highlights

2010: Missed just one event for which he was eligible (Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic) and improved 15 spots to 25th on the final money list in his first full Champions Tour season...Played his best golf in early August. Closed with a bogey-free, 5-under 65 at the U.S. Senior Open to move into a T3 at Sahalee, his career-best performance on the Champions Tour. Sunday round matched the tournament-low and included a front-nine of 5-under 30, the event's best nine-hole score...Was T8 in his next start, at the 3M Championship near Minneapolis, again shooting 65 in the final round at TPC Twin Cities...Earlier in the year, 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. 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...First came at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Was one stroke off the first-round lead and then rebounded from a second-round 73 with 71 Sunday, one of just 13 final rounds below par...Also finished T5 again at the SAS Championship, posting rounds of 66-68 Saturday and Sunday, the best scores on the weekend by any player in the field...Was also T7 at the Administaff Small Business Classic after posting three consecutive sub-par rounds at the Tournament Course at The Woodlands near Houston...Turned in a nice performance at the U.S. Senior Open in early August. After making the 36-hole cut on the number (3-over-par), rebounded with rounds of 68-66 on the weekend to finish T10 at Crooked Stick GC.

Personal

After winning the 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...Son, Olin, Jr., played golf at Pepperdine for John Geiberger, son of former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour player Al Geiberger.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0