Name:Robert Joseph "Bob" Murphy Jr.
Born:Feb 14, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator.
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 14-16). Murphy (USA) beat Jay Sigel (USA) with a birdie at the ninth sudden-death playoff hole to record the last of his 11 Senior PGA Tour victories. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13-15; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Jim Colbert (USA) & Bob Murphy (USA) beat Jay Sigel (USA) & Vicente Fernandez (Arg) 3 and 1 in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 2-4). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Murphy (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as the Links at Key Biscayne].
Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (May 17-19). Second-placed Jay Sigel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Murphy (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].
Played as the VFW Senior Championship (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Murphy (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the IntelliNet Challenge (Feb 10-12). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 1 shot behind Murphy (USA), who posted his fifth Senior PGA Tour win. Event reduced to 36 holes following cancellation of final days' play due to rain. [South course, Vineyards CC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Nationwide Championship (June 23-25). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 2 shots behind Murphy (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].
Played as the PaineWebber Invitational (May 5-7). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Larry Ziegler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Murphy (USA). [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].
Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 8-10; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Jim Colbert (USA) & Bob Murphy (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) & Hale Irwin (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].
Played as the Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic. Second-placed Jack Kiefer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Murphy (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].
Played as the Raley's Senior Gold Rush. Murphy (USA) beat Dave Eichelberger (USA) with a bogey at the fifth playoff hole. [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].
Played as the GTE North Classic (Sept 10-12). Second-placed Jim Ferree (USA), Dave Hill (USA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 2 shots behind Murphy (USA). Final round cancelled due to rain and lightning. [Broadmoor CC, Indianapolis, IN].
Snr PGA Tr
Murphy (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1993 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 $768,743.
Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (Aug 27-29). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind fitst-time Snr PGA Tour winner Murphy (USA). [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
Played as the Canadian Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Bob Murphy (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (Feb 27-Mar 2). Second-placed Eddie Pierce (USA) finished 1 shot behind Murphy (USA), whose celebrations included being best man at his friend's wedding later that evening. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].
Played as the Greater Hartford Open Invitational (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Paul Harney (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bob Murphy (USA). Monday Labour Day finish. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
Played as the Philadelphia Golf Classic (Aug 22-25). 25-year-old tour rookie Bob Murphy (USA) beat Labron Harris Jr (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-5 17th), to claim the first of his five PGA Tour wins. [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].
Played as the Thunderbird Classic. Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) and Bob Lunn (USA) finished 3 shots behind Murphy (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].
The US Amateur Championship (65th) (Sept 15-18; first year in which the competition changed from match play to stroke play). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Robert "Bob" Murphy Jr (USA). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
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