Who's who: Bobby Wadkins

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Who's who: Bobby Wadkins

  • Name:

    Robert Edwin "Bobby" Wadkins
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 26, 1951 in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1973

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): Snr Players Ch'ship (2006). Multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner.

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PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player, and younger brother of Lanny Wadkins.

Top tournaments won by Bobby Wadkins

2007
America
Quail West, FL
201 (-15)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Venue

Quail West, FL

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 23-25). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bobby Wadkins (USA), who posted the last of his four Champions Tour wins. [Quail West G&CC, Naples, FL].

2006
Majors
TPC Michigan
274 (-14)
$375,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 13-16). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA), who claimed his first and only major championship title. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

2006
America
203 (-10)
$240,000
Boeing

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Boeing

Played as the Boeing Championship at Sandestin (May 12-14; formerly Blue Angels Classic). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA). [Raven GC, Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach, FL].

2001
America
Meadow Brook, NY
202 (-14)
$255,000
Lightpath

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Lightpath

Played as the Lightpath Long Island Classic (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) and Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Snr PGA Tr winner Wadkins (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1986
Japan
277 (-11)
¥23million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥23million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1979
Japan
284 (-4)
¥10million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 22-25; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Lu Liang-huan (Taiw) and Minao Takasu (Jpn) finished 3 shots Wadkins (USA). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Bobby

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£18,000

Title sponsor

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The inaugural European Open Championship (Oct 19-22). Wadkins (USA, brother of Lanny Wadkins) beat Bernard Gallacher (Scot) and Gil Morgan (USA) at the first playoff hole, to record his first and only European Tour win. [Composite course (predominantly based on the Old course), Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

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