Bob Burns (golfer)

Robert Donald Burns (born April 5, 1968) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Bob Burns
Personal information
Full nameRobert Donald Burns
Born (1968-04-05) April 5, 1968 (age 52)
Mission Hills, California
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
CollegeCal State Northridge
Turned professional1991
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking89 (January 12, 2003)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA Championship67th: 2003
U.S. OpenT51: 1995
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
Nike Tour
Player of the Year

Burns was born in Mission Hills, California. Burns went to John F. Kennedy High school located in the San Fernando Valley. He attended college at Cal State Northridge and was a member of the golf team. He won All-American honors his junior year, and was the individual medalist at the 1990 NCAA Division II Championship. He turned pro in 1991 and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.

During Burns' first month on the PGA Tour, his home in Northridge, California was rocked by the destructive 1994 Northridge earthquake. He ended his rookie season 101st on the money list but failed to qualify for the PGA Tour for 1995 by a single stroke, and spent the next two years on the Nike Tour (now Nationwide Tour). His career hit a low-point in 1997 when he failed to qualify for either tour. In 1998, his fortunes improved dramatically when he won two tournaments and finished first on the Nike Tour money list with $178,664 in earnings.[2]

Burns regained his PGA Tour card for the following season and continued to improve his game. In 2002, he won once and earned over a million dollars in a single season for the first time in his career. His career took another downturn, however, and he was back on the Nationwide Tour in 2005 after failing to qualify by a single shot.[3]

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 20, 2002 Disney Golf Classic −25 (63-68-67-65=263) 1 stroke   Chris DiMarco

Nike Tour wins (2)Edit

Tour Championships (1)
Other Nike Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 17, 1998 Nike Dominion Open −14 (71-66-65-72=274) 2 strokes   Pat Bates,   Eric Johnson,
  Perry Moss,   Mike Sullivan
2 Oct 25, 1998 Nike Tour Championship −5 (73-69-67-74=283) 3 strokes   Jeff Gove

Nike Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1992 Ben Hogan South Texas Open   Brian Henninger Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
U.S. Open CUT T51 T66 CUT
PGA Championship 67

Note: Burns never played in the Masters Tournament or The Open Championship

  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
The Players Championship CUT CUT T66 T10
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2003
Match Play
Invitational T77
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 2 2003 Ending 12 Jan 2003" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bob Burns – Career". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Q school". The Golf Blog. December 6, 2004. Archived from the original on November 20, 2006.

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