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James Christian Albus (born June 18, 1940) is an American professional golfer.

Jim Albus
Personal information
Full nameJames Christian Albus
Born (1940-06-18) June 18, 1940 (age 79)
Staten Island, New York
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSarasota, Florida
Brookeville, Maryland
CollegeBucknell University
University of California, Los Angeles
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT65: 1984
U.S. OpenT30:1984
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Albus was born in Staten Island, New York. He attended New Dorp High School, and went on to Bucknell University, where he was a successful baseball player. It was while he was at college that he took up golf, which was unusually late for a future pro. He transferred to UCLA and graduated in 1965.

Albus became a golf professional in 1968 and worked as a club professional at courses that included La Tourette Golf Course and Piping Rock Club. He won a number of local and regional tournaments while he was a club professional and played in five U.S. Opens and seven PGA Championships. He was Met PGA Player of the Year in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1988. Albus' greatest success came after he turned 50 and began playing at the senior level on the Champions Tour, where he has won six tournaments, including a senior major, the 1991 Senior Players Championship.[1]

Albus has been inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame as well as the PGA Metropolitan Section Hall of Fame.

Professional wins (19)Edit

Regular career wins (11)Edit

Champions Tour wins (6)Edit

Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 9, 1991 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship −9 (66-74-69-70=279) 3 strokes   Bob Charles,   Charles Coody,
  Dave Hill
2 Feb 21, 1993 GTE Suncoast Classic −7 (68-68-70=206) 2 strokes   Don Bies,   Gibby Gilbert
3 Mar 13, 1994 Vantage at The Dominion −8 (68-67-73=208) 1 stroke   George Archer,   Graham Marsh,
  Lee Trevino
4 Aug 7, 1994 Bank of Boston Senior Golf Classic −13 (67-66-70=203) 2 strokes   Bob Brue,   Raymond Floyd
5 Mar 12, 1995 SBC presents The Dominion Seniors −11 (71-65-69=205) 3 strokes   Raymond Floyd,   Jay Sigel
6 Feb 15, 1998 GTE Classic −6 (68-69-70=207) 1 stroke   José Maria Cañizares,   Simon Hobday,
  Kermit Zarley

Champions Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 GTE Northwest Classic   Simon Hobday Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1994 Golf Magazine Senior Tour Championship   Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole
3 1995 Senior Tournament of Champions   Jim Colbert Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Other senior wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Note: Albus never played in the Masters Tournament nor The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed 36 hole cut
"T" = tied

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1991 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship −9 (66-74-69-70=279) 3 strokes   Bob Charles,   Charles Coody,   Dave Hill

Results timelineEdit

Results may not be in chronological order.

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Senior PGA Championship T22 T7 T38 T10 T27 T39 T39
U.S. Senior Open T27 T29 T26 T35 T2 T29 T27 CUT T13
The Tradition T28 T17 T15 T54 T65 T53 T45
Senior Players Championship 1 T18 T15 2 T35 T54 48 T24 T37
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Senior PGA Championship T51 79 CUT CUT 69 CUT 75 CUT
Senior British Open Championship CUT
U.S. Senior Open T47 T59 CUT CUT
The Tradition T43 T55 T44 T42 T78 T67 T63 70
Senior Players Championship T60 T10 T30 T48 T58 75

Note: The Senior British Open Championship did not become a major until 2003.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

  • PGA Cup: 1977 (tie), 1981 (tie), 1982 (winners)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "PGA Metropolitan Section - Jim Albus". Retrieved April 16, 2019.

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