Frank Webb "Buddy" Gardner, Jr. (born August 24, 1955)[1] is an American professional golfer.

Buddy Gardner
Personal information
Full nameFrank Webb Gardner, Jr.
Born (1955-08-24) August 24, 1955 (age 64)
Montgomery, Alabama
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBirmingham, Alabama
CollegeAuburn University
Turned professional1977
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1986
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1985
U.S. OpenT37: 1991
The Open ChampionshipWD: 1977

Gardner was born in Montgomery, Alabama.[1] He played college golf at Auburn University, where he was an All-American in 1977.[2] He turned professional in 1977.[1]

Gardner played on the PGA Tour from 1978 to 1993. Four times he finished in second place: T-2 at the 1979 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open, T-2 at the 1979 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic, 2nd at the 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open, and 2nd at the 1987 Big "I" Houston Open (lost to Jay Haas in a playoff). His best finish in a major was a T-6 at the 1985 PGA Championship.

Gardner played the Nike Tour from 1994 to 1997, while still playing some PGA Tour events. He had first played the tour in 1990, when he won the only event he entered, the Ben Hogan Panama City Beach Classic, held at the club he represented, the Hombre Golf Club.[1]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1974 Alabama Amateur[1]
  • 1975 Alabama Amateur[1]
  • 1976 Dixie Amateur[1]

Professional winsEdit

Nationwide Tour winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open WD
The Open Championship WD
PGA Championship
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT T50 CUT T37
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T65 CUT T6 T36 T43 T17 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Official 1991 PGA TOUR Media Guide. PGA Tour. 1990. p. 80.
  2. ^ Auburn Chamber Announces 2007 Tiger Trail Inductees Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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