John Schroeder (golfer)

John Schroeder (born November 12, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

John Schroeder
Personal information
Born (1945-11-12) November 12, 1945 (age 74)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDel Mar, California
CollegeUniversity of Michigan
Turned professional1969
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour Champions1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT24: 1982
PGA ChampionshipT12: 1978
U.S. OpenT4: 1981
The Open ChampionshipT7: 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.[1]

Schroeder had 35 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1973 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship.[2] In the middle of his tour career he also had some success in Europe. He led the 1977 Open Championship after the first round and would wind up in a tie for 9th. His good play in Europe continued the following week at the Swiss Open where he finished runner-up to Seve Ballesteros. He recorded another top-10 at the 1978 Open Championship. He finished the 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic tied for first in regulation play; however, he lost in a playoff to Bob Byman. He recorded T-4 place finish at the 1981 U.S. Open, his best finish ever in a major championship. He would not play full-time on the PGA Tour after the 1982 season.[2]

Schroeder spent most of his late thirties and forties working as an on-course reporter and analyst for ABC Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports.

Shortly before he turned 49 he played some on the PGA Tour and Nike Tour to prepare for the Champions Tour. He played in six PGA Tour events and nine Nike Tour events.[2] His best finish was a solo 5th in the 1995 Nike Utah Classic. 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,[3] and makes his home in Del Mar, California.

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 26, 1973 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship 2 up   DeWitt Weaver

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1979 Bay Hill Citrus Classic   Bob Byman Lost to par on second extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 1981 Rover Open (France)

Senior PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 10, 2001 NFL Golf Classic −9 (69-70-68=207) Playoff   Allen Doyle

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2001 NFL Golf Classic   Allen Doyle Won with par on second extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Masters Tournament CUT T24 CUT
The Open Championship T9 T7 T41
PGA Championship T22 T19 T12 T21 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "John Schroeder player profile". Yahoo Sports.
  2. ^ a b c "John Schroeder – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor".

External linksEdit