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Olin Douglas Browne (born May 22, 1959) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and now plays on the PGA Tour Champions.

Olin Browne
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Personal information
Full nameOlin Douglas Browne
Born (1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 60)
Washington, D.C.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeOccidental College
Turned professional1984
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Korn Ferry Tour4
PGA Tour Champions2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament45th: 2006
PGA ChampionshipT46: 2006
U.S. OpenT5: 1997
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2005

Browne was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from St. Albans School in 1977. He then went on to Occidental College in 1981. He turned professional in 1984. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Browne won three times on the PGA Tour. On August 8, 2007, Browne was named one of the assistant captains for the 2008 United States Ryder Cup team.[1]

At the 1998 Masters Tournament, Browne and Scott Simpson both carded a quadruple bogey on the opening hole of the first round - the worst start in the history of the tournament.[2]

Browne qualified for the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst by shooting a final round 59 in the qualifying tournament. He shared the lead the first two days of the Open, dropping into a tie for second going into the final day. He shot a final round 80 to drop to T-23rd.[3]

Browne played in his first Champions Tour event in 2009 at The Principal Charity Classic, where he shared the first round lead but struggled on the weekend. He captured his first Champions Tour victory at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open, making his maiden win on tour a senior major championship. Browne held off the challenge of Mark O'Meara on Sunday to prevail by three strokes and become only the fifth player in professional golf history to win on the Nationwide Tour, the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.[4]

In 2011 and 2012, Browne worked for ESPN as on-course reporter during the network's golf telecasts. However, he was replaced by Dottie Pepper in 2013.

He is currently a member of Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany, New York. Browne has a son, Olin Jr., who is also a professional golfer.

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Professional wins (9)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 5, 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open −14 (66-66-67-67=266) Playoff   Stewart Cink,   Larry Mize
2 May 23, 1999 MasterCard Colonial −16 (73-67-66-66=272) 1 stroke   Fred Funk,   Paul Goydos
  Tim Herron,   Greg Kraft,
  Jeff Sluman
3 Sep 5, 2005 Deutsche Bank Championship −14 (68-65-70-67=270) 1 stroke   Jason Bohn

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open   Stewart Cink,   Larry Mize Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nike Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Feb 3, 1991 Ben Hogan Bakersfield Open −9 (69-70-68=207) 4 strokes   Bob Friend,   Ron Streck
2 Jul 21, 1991 Ben Hogan Hawkeye Open −14 (67-65-67=199) 2 strokes   John Ross,   Ted Tryba
3 Mar 7, 1993 Nike Monterrey Open −12 (71-71-67-67=276) 1 stroke   Lon Hinkle,   Stan Utley
4 Jun 2, 1996 Nike Dominion Open −12 (67-69-73-67=276) 1 stroke   Michael Christie,   Rob McKelvey

Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 31, 2011 U.S. Senior Open −15 (64-69-65-71=269) 3 strokes   Mark O'Meara
2 Apr 18, 2015 Greater Gwinnett Championship −12 (68-64=132)* 1 stroke   Bernhard Langer

*The 2015 Greater Gwinnett Championship was shortened to 36 holes due to rain

Champions Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2013 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn   Michael Allen Lost to birdie on first extra hole
1 2019 Chubb Classic   Miguel Ángel Jiménez,   Bernhard Langer Jiménez won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T52
U.S. Open T47 T101 T5 T43 CUT
PGA Championship T53 T62 T49
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament 45
U.S. Open T24 CUT T59 T23 CUT T45
PGA Championship CUT T46
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
PGA Championship

Note: Browne never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 3 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 3 20 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1994 U.S. Open – 1997 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2011 U.S. Senior Open 2 shot lead −15 (64-69-65-71=269) 3 strokes   Mark O'Meara

Senior results timelineEdit

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Tradition T44 T34 T55 T53 T3 T32 2 T27 T25 T22
Senior PGA Championship T15 T13 CUT T17 T16 T55 T23 T60
U.S. Senior Open 10 T3 1 T36 T47 T38 T18 T12 CUT CUT
Senior Players Championship T34 T11 T17 3 T39 T12 6 T71 71 T18
Senior British Open Championship T38 T26 T23 T18 T21 74 T23 T45
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Azinger names Floyd, Browne, Stockton to Ryder Cup staff". PGA of America. August 8, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Forest Fairview, North Carolina: Andrew McMeels Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.
  3. ^ "2005 U.S. Open leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. June 19, 2005. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Browne wins his maiden senior major". Sky Sports. July 31, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011.

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