|Full name||Bruce William Devlin|
|Born||10 October 1937|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||158 lb (72 kg; 11.3 st)|
|Former tour(s)|| PGA Tour |
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||1|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||4th: 1964, 1968|
|PGA Championship||T6: 1965|
|U.S. Open||T6: 1965|
|The Open Championship||5th: 1964|
Bruce William Devlin (born 10 October 1937) is an Australian professional golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer.
Devlin was born in Armidale, Australia. He turned pro in 1961 and joined the PGA Tour in 1962 after an amateur career in Australia which included a win at the Australian Amateur in 1959. During his PGA Tour career, he had eight victories all of which occurred between 1964 and 1972. In 1972, he earned $119,768 and finished eighth on the money list.
On the Senior PGA Tour, Devlin won one tournament, the 1995 FHP Health Care Classic. At the end of the 1998 golf season, Devlin decided to retire from the Senior PGA Tour to concentrate on his Golf Course Architecture and Design business and his commitment to ESPN's Golf Telecasts.
The main focus of Devlin's career in the past 30 years has been his work as a Golf Course Architect and Designer. Devlin has designed and built more than 150 golf courses throughout the world including Australia, Japan, Scotland, the Bahamas, and the United States. About two-thirds of the golf courses he designed have been in Florida and Texas. Many of these courses have hosted all of the professional golf tours, including: The Houston Open, HealthSouth LPGA Classic, Key Biscayne Golf Classic, and The Nike Cleveland Open. His golf design business is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Devlin has also worked as a television commentator. He worked for NBC from 1977 to 1982; ESPN from 1983 to 1987; and since 1999 has occasionally covered professional golf for ESPN.
At the 72nd hole of the 1975 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Devlin shot a 10 after hitting multiple shots into the water in front of the 18th green of the Torrey Pines South Course.The pond was thereafter nicknamed "Devlin’s Billabong".
Devlin is one of only four golfers to have scored a double eagle (three-under-par) at the Masters Tournament. He achieved this in the first round of the 1967 Masters, holing a 4-wood from 248 yards on the par-5 8th hole.
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||15 Mar 1964||St. Petersburg Open Invitational||−16 (69-64-69-70=272)||4 strokes|
|2||22 May 1966||Colonial National Invitation||E (67-68-70-75=280)||1 stroke|
|3||3 Sep 1966||Carling World Open||−6 (73-70-74-69=286)||1 stroke|
|4||27 Apr 1969||Byron Nelson Golf Classic||−3 (71-66-70-70=277)||1 stroke|
|5||8 Feb 1970||Bob Hope Desert Classic||−21 (67-68-68-70-66=339)||4 strokes|
|6||28 Jun 1970||Cleveland Open||−12 (69-69-66-64=268)||4 strokes|
|7||8 May 1972||Houston Open||−10 (69-70-67-72=278)||2 strokes|
|8||20 Aug 1972||USI Classic||−13 (69-68-69-69=275)||3 strokes|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–3)
|1||1968||Bing Crosby National Pro-Am||Pott won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1969||Atlanta Classic||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|3||1972||Cleveland Open||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||4 Dec 1983||Air New Zealand Shell Open||−10 (67-67-66=200)*||1 stroke|
*Note: The 1983 Air New Zealand Shell Open was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||5 Mar 1995||FHP Health Care Classic||−10 (64-66=130)||Playoff|
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1995||FHP Health Care Classic||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T33||5||T8||T4||T8||T10||T16|
|The Open Championship||T25||T37||T26||T18||T39|
|The Open Championship|
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||2||5||8||13||12|
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