Bob Shearer

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Bob Shearer
Personal information
Full nameRobert A. Shearer
Born (1948-05-25) 25 May 1948 (age 72)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
NationalityFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Residence Dingley Village, Victoria, Australia
Career
Turned professional1970
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
PGA Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia20
European Senior Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T35: 1977
PGA Championship T26: 1978
U.S. Open T16: 1978
The Open Championship T7: 1978
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australia
Order of Merit winner
1974, 1977, 1981, 1982

Robert A. Shearer (born 25 May 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect.

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Shearer was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He won the 1969 Australian Amateur [1] and turned pro in 1970.

Shearer won the PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit four times: 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982. [1] He spent five years on the European Tour and then nine on the PGA Tour. [2] His career year was 1982 when he won the Australian Open and his sole PGA Tour event, the Tallahassee Open. He had 18 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship was a T-7 at the 1978 Open Championship. [3]

Today he splits his time between his golf course design work and the European Seniors Tour. [2]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (27)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
118 Apr 1982 Tallahassee Open −16 (69-69-68-66=272)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Hal Sutton, Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Denis Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 1982 Michelob-Houston Open Flag of the United States.svg Ed Sneed Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
126 Apr 1975 Madrid Open −9 (68-67=135)3 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Dale Hayes, Flag of Scotland.svg Norman Wood
210 May 1975 Piccadilly Medal −3 (70)19 holes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Andries Oosthuizen

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Philippe Toussaint Lost to par on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (18)

Legend
Australian Opens (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (17)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
120 Jan 1974 Coca-Cola Lakes Open +5 (74-75-72-76=297)Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ted Ball, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Murray
23 Feb 1974 Tasmanian Open −7 (67-70-73-71=281)Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ted Ball
310 Nov 1974 Chrysler Classic −1 (65-74-70-74=283)9 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bruce Devlin
410 Nov 1975 West Lakes Classic −2 (73-70-69-70=282)Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mike Cahill
57 Nov 1976 Chrysler Classic (2)−3 (72-69-72-68=281)Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stewart Ginn
621 Nov 1976 New Zealand Airlines Classic −21 (72-64-68-67=271)9 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bill Brask, Flag of New Zealand.svg John Lister
730 Oct 1977 CBA West Lakes Classic (2)−13 (67-69-68-67=271)6 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Good
827 Nov 1977 Colgate Champion of Champions −7 (66-71-72-72=281)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Maurice Bembridge, Flag of the United States.svg John Benda,
Flag of the United States.svg Curtis Strange, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Newton
910 Dec 1978 New Zealand Open −3 (71-67-72-67=277)1 stroke Flag of Scotland.svg Brian Barnes
1019 Oct 1980 Tooth Gold Coast Classic −9 (70-70-70-69=279)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Don January, Flag of the United States.svg Art Russell,
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Shaw, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Tickner
116 Dec 1981 Air New Zealand Shell Open (2)−15 (63-66-67-69=265)8 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Marsh
1213 Dec 1981 New Zealand Open (2)−3 (74-67-72-72=285)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Terry Gale
1324 Oct 1982 New South Wales Open −12 (71-66-66-69=272)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Marsh
1421 Nov 1982 Australian Open −1 (75-70-72-70=287)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus, Flag of the United States.svg Payne Stewart
1513 Feb 1983 Victorian Open −6 (73-71-68-70=282)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman
166 Nov 1983 Yakka Australian PGA Championship E (72-76-69-71=288)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ossie Moore
177 Oct 1984 Ford Dealers South Australian Open −2 (73-70-75-68=286)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Terry Gale
182 Mar 1986 Rich River Classic −17 (64-68-66-69=267)8 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ian Stanley

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (4–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11974 Coca-Cola Lakes Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ted Ball, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Murray Won with birdie on first extra hole
21974 Tasmanian Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ted Ball
31975 West Lakes Classic Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mike Cahill Won with par on third extra hole
41976 Chrysler Classic Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stewart Ginn Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other Australasian wins (2)

European Senior Tour wins (4)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
17 Jun 1998 Jersey Seniors Open −5 (71-73-67=211)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Tony Jacklin
231 May 1999 Philips PFA Golf Classic −12 (70-67-67=204)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Jim Delich, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Terry Gale
38 Aug 1999 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −12 (67-63-68=198)3 strokes Flag of the United States.svg David Oakley
49 Sep 2001 STC Bovis Lend Lease European Invitational −8 (70-71-67=208)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Noel Ratcliffe

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2000 Beko Classic Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Brian Huggett Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament19721973197419751976197719781979
Masters Tournament T39T35WD
U.S. Open T16CUT
The Open Championship T31T59T32T21T15T7CUT
PGA Championship T26
Tournament198019811982198319841985
Masters Tournament 48
U.S. Open T49T50
The Open Championship T51T42CUTT35
PGA Championship WDT36
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Team appearances

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References

  1. 1 2 "Career Highlights". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Bob Shearer, Principal Designer". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  3. "Bob Shearer". Golf Major Championships.