Robert Fred Eastwood (born February 9, 1946) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous amateur and professional tournaments.

Bob Eastwood
Personal information
Full nameRobert Fred Eastwood
Born (1946-02-09) February 9, 1946 (age 73)
Providence, Rhode Island
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceFort Worth, Texas
Career
CollegeSan Joaquin Delta CC
San Jose State University
Turned professional1969
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions2
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament60th: 1985
PGA ChampionshipT30: 1980
U.S. OpenT14: 1987
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Eastwood was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but spent most of his youth in north-central California. He started playing golf at age 4 as a result of his father being in the golf business. He helped his family construct Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club near Sacramento in the 1960s. During the 1960s, Eastwood served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. During this same decade he also attended San Joaquin Delta Community College and San Jose State University in San Jose, California. He turned pro in 1969.

Eastwood has had a streaky career in amateur and professional golf. He won several amateur tournaments in the middle 1960s. His three wins on the PGA Tour came during a 15-month period in the mid-1980s. Likewise, his two wins on the Champions Tour both came in the same year, 1997. He has also had long dry spells with no victories and few top-10 finishes. His best finish in a major was a T-14 at the 1987 U.S. Open.[1]

Eastwood lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Amateur wins (5)Edit

  • 1965 (2) Sacramento City Amateur Championship, Stockton City Championship
  • 1966 (2) California State Amateur, Stockton City Championship
  • 1968 (1) West Coast Athletic Conference Championship (individual)

Professional wins (10)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 25, 1984 USF&G Classic –16 (66-68-68-70=272) 3 strokes   Larry Rinker
2 Aug 5, 1984 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic –8 (71-69-68-72=280) 2 strokes   Ralph Landrum,   Mark O'Meara,
  Tim Simpson
3 May 12, 1985 Byron Nelson Golf Classic –8 (69-66-70-67=272) Playoff   Payne Stewart

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1985 Byron Nelson Golf Classic   Payne Stewart Won with bogey on first extra hole

Other wins (5)Edit

Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 May 25, 1997 Bell Atlantic Classic –5 (66-69=135) 1 stroke   John Bland,   Bob E. Smith
2 Oct 26, 1997 Raley's Gold Rush Classic –12 (67-69-68=204) 2 strokes   Rick Acton

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 Emerald Coast Classic   David Graham,   Mike Hill
  Dave Stockton,   Lee Trevino
Trevino won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Masters Tournament CUT 60 CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT 64 CUT T61 T14 T21
PGA Championship T30 T33 CUT T82 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Eastwood never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
The Players Championship T58 T64 T74 T28 T52 T60 T39 CUT T19 2 T62 CUT CUT T54 T34 CUT CUT T20
  Top 10

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2010-02-18.

External linksEdit