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Ted Tryba (born January 15, 1967) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Ted Tryba
Personal information
Born (1967-01-15) January 15, 1967 (age 52)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
CollegeOhio State University
Turned professional1989
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1996, 2000
PGA ChampionshipT31: 1999
U.S. OpenT37: 2000
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1999, 2000

Tryba was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He played at Ohio State University. His golf career nearly ended before it had a chance to start. When he was four years old, he lost the sight in his left eye as the result of a freak accident. "I was standing in my yard on a windy day watching a big branch fall out of a tree. It got on me quick and hit me in the eye." All he could do was learn to adjust to his vision handicap. "I really had no big adjustments to make," he said. "If there is such a thing as a lucky accident, I guess that was it. If it had happened when I was a teenager or in my 20s, I may have had some problems. I see things a little different than everybody else. Sometimes it makes it difficult to do things, but I've never used it as a crutch."[citation needed]

Tryba has two victories on PGA Tour and three on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in a major is T31 at the 1999 PGA Championship.[1] He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He last entered a PGA Tour event in 2013 and has not made a cut on tour since 2005.

Tryba lives in Orlando, Florida.

Tryba joined The Golf Channel as an analyst in October 2007.


Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 16, 1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −12 (69-67-68-68=272) 1 stroke   Scott Simpson
2 Jun 13, 1999 FedEx St. Jude Classic −19 (68-64-67-66=265) 2 strokes   Tim Herron,   Tom Lehman

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Westin Texas Open   Duffy Waldorf Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (3)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open T51 CUT CUT T66 T37
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T56 T31 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships".

External linksEdit