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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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].
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 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].
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 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. Second-placed Paul Harney (USA) finished 4 shots behind Murphy (USA). [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
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). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Murphy (USA). First year in which the competition changed from match play to stroke play. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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