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].
Played as the Miami Open (Dec 9-12). Second-placed Bo Wininger (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Bob Rosburg (USA), who recorded the first of his six PGA Tour wins. [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Municipal Course].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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