Name:Robert Bryan "Bob" Gilder
Born:Dec 31, 1950 in Corvallis, Oregon.
Original/Home Club:Corvallis H.S.
Played as the Principal Charity Classic (June 3-5). Second-placed Mark Brooks (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Gilder (USA), who claimed the last of his ten Champions Tour victories. [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
Played as the Constellation Energy Classic (Sept 15-17). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA), Don Pooley (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Gilder (USA). [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].
Played as the Constellation Energy Classic (Sept 16-18). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) finished 4 shots behind Gilder (USA). [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].
Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (April 18-20). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA), Leonard Thompson (USA) and Vicente Fernandez (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Gilder (USA). [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].
Played as the Allianz Championship (Aug 30-Sep 1). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Gilder (USA), who recorded his fifth Champions Tour win. [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
Played as the FleetBoston Classic (July 26-28). Gilder (USA) beat John Mahaffey (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
Played as the (last) SBC Senior Open (July 19-21). Gilder (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Port course, Harborside Intl, Chicago, IL].
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Sept 6-8). Gilder (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [TPC River's Bend, Maineville, nr Cincinnati, Ohio].
Snr PGA Tr
Gilder (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 2001 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished eighth on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,684,986.
Played as the Senior Tour Championship (Oct 25-28; Snr PGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Gilder (USA), who recorded his second win on the Tour. [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].
Played as the Verizon Classic (Feb 16-18). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA), Gil Morgan (USA), Bobby Walzel (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Gilder (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Isuzu Kapalua International (Nov 16-19; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gilder (USA). [Bay course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 27-30). Gilder (USA) beat Rex Caldwell (USA) with a birdie at the eighth playoff hole, to record the last of his six PGA Tour wins. Johnny Miller (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) were eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Bank of Boston
Played as the Bank of Boston Classic (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bob Gilder (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 24-27). Second-placed Peter Jacobsen (USA) and Tom Kite (USA) finished shots behind Gilder (USA), who recorded an albatross-two (double-eagle) in the third round. Gilder holed-out with a 251-yard three-wood at the par-5 18th. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Goldwin Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 4-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Craig Stadler (USA) finished in third place behind Calvin Peete (USA) and Bob Gilder (USA), who tied for first place. Gilder won his second Japan Tour event. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (Apr 29-May 2). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) finished 5 shots behind Gilder (USA). [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
Played as the Canadian Open (June 19-22). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) and Leonard Thompson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bob Gilder (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].
Played as the Bridgestone Tournament (Oct 23-26; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Gilder (USA). [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 15-18). Second-placed Roger Maltbie (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Gilder (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the New Zealand Open (Nov 21-24). Bob Gilder (USA) beat Bob Charles (NZ) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Jack Newton (Aus) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. Gilder became the first American to win this title. [Christchurch GC, Shirley Links, Christchurch, NZ].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
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