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Bob Tway

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
13
Current Position
To Par: -3
Total Strokes: 72 - 69 - 69 - 71 : 281
T8   T21
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residence: Edmond, OK
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1981

PGA TOUR Victories

(8) 1986,Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, PGA Championship. 1989,Memorial Tournament. 1990,Las Vegas Invitational. 1995,MCI Classic. 2003,Bell Canadian Open.

Other Victories

(3): 1978 Trans-Mississippi Amateur. 1985 Oklahoma Open. 1987 Oklahoma Open.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$58,711 (58)

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 1, ACE Group Classic. 69 at Round 2, ACE Group Classic. 69 at Round 1, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. 69 at Round 2, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. 69 at Round 2, Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare.

PGA TOUR Highlights

For just the second time in his career, did not make a PGA TOUR start. Played in 19 Champions Tour events, he nearly claiming his first title. In June, was the 18- and 36-hole leader at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn before a closing-round, 1-under 71 left him T8. That effort included an opening-round, 9-under 63.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, PGA Championship, Memorial Tournament, Las Vegas Invitational, MCI Classic, Bell Canadian Open.

Career Highlights

2010: Finished just outside the top-30 money-winners in his first full season on the Champions Tour...Best performance of the season came late in the campaign when he claimed a fourth-place finish at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn in early October. Fired a final-round, 10-under-par 62, his best round on the Champions Tour. The 62 Sunday included not only a pair of eagles but also a stretch of five holes where he was 6-under par, the season's best birdie-eagle streak. Eagle during that run was his second hole-in-one of the season, the first time a player made multiple aces in a year since Chip Beck in 2009. Used a 6-iron from 186 yards at Rock Barn's ninth hole...Was a sixth-place finisher with teammate Blaine McCallister at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April in Savannah. The pair trailed by just one after 36 holes before closing with a 4-under-par 68 to slip to sixth. Helped his team's cause by recording his first ace of the year on the 15th hole in the second round, using an 8-iron from 157 yards...Posted three straight rounds in the 60s and eventually finished T7 at the Regions Charity Classic in May near Birmingham...Was also one of three players tied for the opening-round lead at the Toshiba Classic before eventually finishing T17...Also made two eagles in a round on the final day of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic and ended the season ranked second to Fred Couples in Eagle Frequency (105.1 holes per). 2009: Recorded his best Champions Tour performance when he was T2 at the Administaff Small Business Classic, two strokes back of John Cook. Was in contention on the back nine but could not convert several birdie opportunities. He was the beneficiary of Jay Haas' three-putt on the final green to give him the runner-up position near Houston...Posted his first top-10 finish when he posted consecutive rounds of 67 on the weekend to finish T6 at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in September...Made his Champions Tour debut at the Regions Charity Classic, finishing T68 near Birmingham. Was also T53 at the Senior PGA Championship....Made a return to the PGA TOUR in July, making the cut at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. He went on to finish T36 at Brown Deer Park GC...In 12 PGA TOUR starts, made three cuts. In addition to Milwaukee was T42 at FBR Open and T56 at the PGA Championship.

Personal

Described 1995 MCI Classic victory as "better than any other win I've had because I was down so low."...Introduced to golf at age 5, following his father and grandfather around course...Played his first tournament at age 7...His son Kevin, the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur winner, plays at Oklahoma State. Caddied for Kevin in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, where he missed the cut. Bob's brother, Scott, caddies for Scott Verplank.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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