Bob Panasik

Robert R. Panasik (born October 20, 1941) is a Canadian professional golfer.

Bob Panasik
Personal information
Full nameRobert R. Panasik
Born (1941-10-20) October 20, 1941 (age 80)
Windsor, Ontario
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sporting nationality Canada
ResidenceWindsor, Ontario
Former tour(s)Canadian Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins27
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. Open42nd: 1964
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Canadian Golf
Hall of Fame
Peter Jackson Tour
Order of Merit winner
1974, 1975

Born in Windsor, Ontario, he was known as Bob Panasiuk until 1970 when he changed his name to Panasik so it would be "easier to pronounce".[1][2]

In 1957, at the age of 15, Panasik made the halfway cut in the Canadian Open to become the youngest player ever to play all four rounds in a PGA Tour event,[1][3] a record which stood until April 2013 when his record was broken by Guan Tianlang.[4] He went on to win the Canadian PGA Championship twice as well as many provincial tournaments in Canada. He also qualified for the U.S. Open on several occasions and represented Canada in three World Cups.

Panasik continued his success as a senior, playing one full season on the Senior PGA Tour (later known as the Champions Tour) in 1994. Back in Canada, he has won the Canadian PGA Seniors Championship three times and the Super Seniors Championship twice.[5]

Panasik was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2005.[6]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1958 Canadian Junior Championship
  • 1959 Ontario Amateur Championship

Professional winsEdit

Regular winsEdit

Senior winsEdit

  • 1997 Canadian PGA Seniors Championship
  • 1998 Canadian PGA Seniors Championship, Ontario PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2001 Canadian PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2003 Canadian PGA Super Seniors Championship
  • 2004 Canadian PGA Super Seniors Championship

Team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Panasiuk devoted to golf". Windsor Star. July 28, 2009. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  2. ^ "Panasik winning with a new name and a new game". Windsor Star. Canadian Press. September 8, 1986. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  3. ^ Avery, Brett (July 24, 2007). "Little-known 15-year-old turned heads by making cut in 1957". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  4. ^ "Masters 2013: Guan Tianlang, 14, makes cut despite penalty". BBC. BBC. April 13, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Bob Panasik's Hall of Fame profile". Royal Canadian Golf Association.
  6. ^ "Look at Bob Panasik, the youngest player to make a cut on the PGA Tour". Golf Observer. January 15, 2006. Archived from the original on January 23, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2010.

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