Ronald Jay Black (born May 26, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Ronnie Black
Personal information
Full nameRonald Jay Black
Born (1958-05-26) May 26, 1958 (age 61)
Lovington, New Mexico
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Career
CollegeLamar University
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT6: 1984
PGA ChampionshipT21: 1986
U.S. OpenT44: 1985
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Black was born in Lovington, New Mexico. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1981.

Black won two events on the PGA Tour during his career both in the mid-1980s. He has more than $3 million in career earnings.[1] His best finish in a major championship was T-6 at The Masters in 1984.[2]

Black began playing on the Champions Tour in 2008. His best finish in his first two seasons was T-2 at the 2009 Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Black was inducted into the Cardinal Hall of Honor at Lamar University in 1993.[3] He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 9, 1983 Southern Open −9 (68-69-65-69=271) Playoff   Sam Torrance
2 Jul 15, 1984 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −17 (69-69-66-63=267) 1 stroke   Willie Wood

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1983 Southern Open   Sam Torrance Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
2 1989 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic   Wayne Grady Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T6 T41
U.S. Open CUT CUT T44 CUT T54
PGA Championship T34 CUT T21 T28 T25 69
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
PGA Championship T29

Note: Black 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 1 1 2 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 16 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1986 PGA – 1997 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biographical information from ESPN.com". Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  3. ^ "Cardinal Hall of Honor". Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007.

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