Dave Barr (golfer)
|Full name||David Allen Barr|
|Born||March 1, 1952|
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Residence||Westbank, British Columbia, Canada|
|College||Oral Roberts University|
|Former tour(s)||Canadian Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T16: 1986|
|PGA Championship||T38: 1985|
|U.S. Open||T2: 1985|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Barr was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was a member of the golf team. He finished as runner-up in the 1972 Canadian Amateur Championship.
Barr turned professional in 1974. From 1974 to 1978, he played on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, where he earned 12 victories. He played on the PGA Tour from 1978 to 2002. He continued to support the Canadian circuit by playing several events per year, even after he joined the PGA Tour, although the Canadian events had much lower prize money.
Barr had two wins on the PGA Tour. His first, which he calls the biggest thrill of his golf career, was at the 1981 Quad Cities Open. In 1987, Barr won the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic. His best finish in a major was T2 at the 1985 U.S. Open.
Barr was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, and is also a member of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Westbank, British Columbia. Barr won the 2007 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa. He was also given a lifetime membership on the Canadian Tour.
Professional wins (18)Edit
PGA Tour wins (2)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Jul 19, 1981||Quad Cities Open||–10 (69-64-71-66=270)||Playoff|| Woody Blackburn, Frank Conner,|
Dan Halldorson, Victor Regalado
|2||May 24, 1987||Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic||–23 (66-68-66-65=265)||4 strokes||Larry Mize|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1981||Quad Cities Open|| Woody Blackburn, Frank Conner
Dan Halldorson, Victor Regalado
|Won with par on eighth extra hole|
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole
|2||1986||Greater Milwaukee Open||Corey Pavin||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
|3||1988||Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open||Mark Brooks, Joey Sindelar||Brooks won with birdie on second extra hole|
Sindelar eliminated with par on first hole
Canadian Tour wins (12)Edit
- 1975 BC Open
- 1977 BC Open, Alberta Open, Quebec Open
- 1978 BC Open
- 1981 Victoria Open
- 1985 Canadian PGA Championship, Quebec Open
- 1986 Quebec Open
- 1987 Manitoba Open
- 1988 Canadian TPC, Manitoba Open
Other wins (2)Edit
Champions Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||Feb 9, 2003||Royal Caribbean Golf Classic||–9 (70-70-67=207)||1 stroke||Gil Morgan, Bobby Wadkins|
Other senior wins (1)Edit
- 2007 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship
Results in major championshipsEdit
Note: Barr never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1984 PGA – 1987 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Canadian national team appearancesEdit
- Golf in Canada: A History, by James A. Barclay, Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1992.
- "Profile on Mike Weir's official site - Canadians on Tour". Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2006.
- "Golf Major Championships".
- "Dave Barr". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2019.