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Barton Holan Bryant (born November 18, 1962) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Bart Bryant
Personal information
Full nameBarton Holan Bryant
Born (1962-11-18) November 18, 1962 (age 56)
Gatesville, Texas, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceWinter Garden, Florida
SpouseCathy (née Cox) (m. 1983–2017)
Donna (m. 2018–present)
Children2
Career
CollegeNew Mexico State University
Turned professional1986
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions2
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2006, 2007
PGA ChampionshipT32: 2007
U.S. OpenT29: 2008
The Open ChampionshipT23: 2005

Bryant was born in Gatesville, Texas, the son of a Baptist pastor.[1] He attended New Mexico State University,[2] where he was a two-time All-American as a member of the golf team.[3] Bryant turned professional in 1986.[2]

Bryant did not win on the PGA Tour until his 187th start, the 2004 Valero Texas Open. His entire career has been plagued by injuries and he graduated from PGA Tour Q School six times before his win.[1] At 41 he was the oldest first time winner on the tour in nine years. In 2005 he won the Memorial Tournament and the season ending Tour Championship to finish ninth on the money list with earnings of $3,249,136, which was more than he had earned in total in his first eighteen seasons on the PGA and Nationwide tours from 1986 to 2003, during which his best money list finish on the main tour was 80th. His good run of form also propelled him into the top-50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

The win at Memorial was particularly memorable. Bryant's tee shot on the 72nd hole found a hazard. He was able to get it up and down for par and secure his one-shot victory over Fred Couples.[4]

Bryant's elder brother Brad has won on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.[1] Bart played at the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic, his first PGA Tour event since July 2009.

Bryant won his first Champions Tour event at the 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, making him the 1,000th winner in Champions Tour history.[5]

Bryant was married to the former Cathy Cox for 34 years until she died of brain cancer in April 2017.[6]

Contents

Professional wins (8)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 19, 2004 Valero Texas Open –19 (67-67-60-67=261) 3 strokes   Patrick Sheehan
2 Jun 5, 2005 Memorial Tournament –16 (69-69-66-68=272) 1 stroke   Fred Couples
3 Nov 6, 2005 The Tour Championship –17 (62-68-66-67=263) 6 strokes   Tiger Woods

Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 18, 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Open –16 (66-62-72=200) 1 stroke   Russ Cochran,   Corey Pavin
2 Aug 19, 2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Open (2) –16 (68-67-65=200) 1 stroke   Michael Bradley

Champions Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 ACE Group Classic   Lee Janzen Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2016 Toshiba Classic   Jay Haas Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Senior wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT T32 T29
The Open Championship T23 70 T39
PGA Championship CUT CUT T32 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Smith, Jeff (January 20, 2006). "Bart Bryant profile". The Sand Trap.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". PGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "PGA Tour Media Guide – Bart Bryant". PGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bryant earns second career tour victory". ESPN. Associated Press. June 7, 2005. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Bart Bryant posts 72, wins by 1". ESPN. Associated Press. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ Strength in numbers

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