Bruce Vaughan

Bruce Lloyd Vaughan (born September 10, 1956) is an American professional golfer.

Bruce Vaughan
Personal information
Full nameBruce Lloyd Vaughan
Born (1956-09-10) September 10, 1956 (age 64)
Kankakee, Illinois
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHutchinson, Kansas
Turned professional1990
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour2
PGA Tour Champions1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1990, 1993, 1995
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1994, 2006, 2009

Vaughan was born in Kankakee, Illinois. He didn't start playing golf until he was 20 and working as a firefighter in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Vaughan turned professional in 1990. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 1992 to 1994, winning twice in 1994. He finished sixth on the money list in 1994 earning him his PGA Tour card for 1995. He struggled on the PGA Tour in 1995, making only 15 cuts in 30 events. He finished 173rd on the money list and lost his card. He played the Nationwide Tour again from 1996 to 1998. He also played the South African Tour for several seasons, winning the Autopage Mount Edgecombe Trophy in 1994 and finishing second on the 1993/94 Order of Merit.[1]

After turning 50, Vaughan qualified for the 2007 Champions Tour by finishing T3 in the qualifying school. He won his first Champions Tour event in 2008 at the Senior British Open, a senior major.

Vaughan resides in Hutchinson, Kansas.[2]

Professional wins (4)Edit

Sunshine Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Feb 13, 1994 Autopage Mount Edgecombe Trophy −13 (72-70-70-63=275) Playoff   Tony Johnstone

Nike Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Apr 3, 1994 Nike Pensacola Classic −13 (68-66-66-71=271) 1 stroke   Ron Philo
2 Aug 28, 1994 Nike Permian Basin Open −19 (68-67-67-67=269) 4 strokes   Gary Rusnak,   Bob Wolcott

Champions Tour wins (1)Edit

Senior major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 27, 2008 The Senior Open Championship −6 (68-71-69-70=278) Playoff   John Cook

Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2008 The Senior Open Championship   John Cook Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Note: Vaughan never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2008 Senior British Open Championship −6 (68-71-69-70=278) Playoff   John Cook

Senior results timelineEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
The Tradition T56 T41 T31 45 T25 T38 T31
Senior PGA Championship T24 T30 CUT T50 T50 T61 T42
U.S. Senior Open T16 T16 T53 CUT CUT CUT T55
Senior Players Championship T17 76 T34 T38 T32 T14 T27 T54
Senior British Open Championship T34 1 T8 T20 CUT CUT T55 T13 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 1993/94 Order of Merit - South African Tour
  2. ^ "Bruce Vaughan profile". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012.

External linksEdit