John Schroeder (golfer)
|Born||November 12, 1945|
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|Residence||Del Mar, California|
|College||University of Michigan|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T24: 1982|
|PGA Championship||T12: 1978|
|U.S. Open||T4: 1981|
|The Open Championship||T7: 1978|
Schroeder was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the son of tennis great Ted Schroeder. He attended the University of Michigan and was a member of the golf team, an All-American in 1968. He turned pro in 1969.
Schroeder had 34 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1973 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship. He finished the 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic tied for first in regulation play; however, he lost in a playoff to Bob Byman. In his late forties, he played some on the Nationwide Tour to prepare for the Champions Tour. His best Nationwide Tour finish was a solo 5th in the 1995 NIKE Utah Classic. His best finish in a major championship was T4 at the 1981 U.S. Open. He led the 1977 Open Championship after the first round and would finish up in a tie for 9th. His good play in Europe would continue the following week at the Swiss Open where he finished runner-up to Seve Ballesteros. He would record another top at the 1978 Open Championship.
Schroeder spent most of his late thirties and forties working as an on-course reporter and analyst for ABC Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports. He joined the Champions Tour in 1996. In 2001, Schroeder won the NFL Golf Classic and the Champions Tour Comeback Player of the Year award.
Schroeder achieved great financial success as one of the original owners of Cobra Golf. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992, and makes his home in Del Mar, California.
PGA Tour winsEdit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Aug 26, 1973||U.S. Professional Match Play Championship||2 up||DeWitt Weaver|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1979||Bay Hill Citrus Classic||Bob Byman||Lost to par on second extra hole|
- 1981 Rover Open (France)
Champions Tour winsEdit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||T9||T7||T41|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied