Name:Robert Reginald "Bob" Rosburg
Also known as:Rossie
Lived:[1926-2009]. Born on Oct 21, 1926 in San Francisco, California. Died on May 14, 2009 in Palm Springs, California (aged 82).
Original/Home Club:Olympic Club, San Francisco.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event; first time over 72 holes). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) and Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gene Littler (USA) & Bob Rosburg (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Feb 9-13). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rosburg (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 19-22). Second-placed Dave Ragan (USA) and Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Rosburg (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (41st) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rosburg (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Minneapolis GC, Minneapolis, Minnesota].
PGA of America
Rosburg (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). George Bayer (USA) finished in second place behind Rosburg (USA). [GC Chapultepec, Naucalpan, Mexico City].
Played as the Convair San Diego Open (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Dick Mayer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Rosburg (USA), who shot a final round 7-under-par 65 to capture the title. [Oak Glen course, Sycuan Resort, El Cajon, nr San Diego, CA; at the time known as Singing Hills GC].
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
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