Robert J. Lunn (born April 24, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Bob Lunn
Personal information
Full nameRobert J. Lunn
NicknameTomato Juice Kid[1]
Born (1945-04-24) April 24, 1945 (age 74)
San Francisco, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour6
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT10: 1970
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1971
U.S. OpenT3: 1970
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Lunn was born in San Francisco, California. He was the 1963 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion. He turned pro in 1965 and won six times on the PGA Tour. In 1968, he was named Most Improved Golfer of the Year by Golf Digest. He earned $102,711 and finished 11th on the money list that year after winning two tournaments in a row – the Memphis Open Invitational and the Atlanta Classic. Lunn's best years in professional golf were 1968–72 when he appeared in the top 60 on the money list in each of those years.

Lunn never won a major, but won the par-3 contest at Augusta National's pitch & putt course during the week of the 1969 Masters. His best finish in a major was a T-3 at the 1970 U.S. Open.[2] Lunn retired from the PGA Tour in 1980 and took club pro and teaching pro jobs at three clubs in northern California. Currently he holds the position of Senior PGA Tour Professional at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club in Woodbridge, California.

Lunn has played in just over four dozen events on the Champions Tour since turning 50 in 1995. His best finish was T-34 at the 1995 Kaanapali Classic.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 May 26, 1968 Memphis Open Invitational −12 (65-68-68-67=268) 1 stroke   Monty Kaser
2 Jun 2, 1968 Atlanta Classic −8 (70-71-70-69=280) 3 strokes   Lee Trevino
3 Sep 1, 1969 Greater Hartford Open Invitational −16 (67-68-66-67=268) Playoff   Dave Hill
4 Mar 8, 1970 Florida Citrus Invitational −17 (66-68-67-70=271) 1 stroke   Arnold Palmer,   Bob Stanton
5 Jan 10, 1971 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open −10 (68-69-70-67=274) Playoff   Billy Casper
6 May 28, 1972 Atlanta Classic −13 (67-68-71-69=275) 2 strokes   Gary Player

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1969 Greater Hartford Open Invitational   Dave Hill Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
2 1971 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open   Billy Casper Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Other wins (3)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 ... 1987
Masters Tournament CUT T10 34 T43
U.S. Open T24 T42 T3 T27 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T41 T9 CUT

Note: Lunn never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tomato Juice Kid tastes victory". The Pittsburgh Press. UPI. May 27, 1968. p. 43.
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved October 29, 2013.

External linksEdit