Who's who: Bruce Fleisher

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Who's who: Bruce Fleisher

  • Name:

    Bruce Lee Fleisher
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 16, 1948 in Union City, Tennessee.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1969

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): US Senior Open (2001). US Amateur champion (1968). Multiple winner on the US PGA, Champions, European Seniors and international tours. Champions Tour wins (17). US Snrs Tour Rookie of the Year (1999).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Bruce Fleisher

2004
America
Greystone G&CC
200 (-16)
$225,000
Bruno's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Bruno's

Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (Apr 30-May 2). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) and D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 7 shots behind Fleisher (USA), who recorded the last of his 18 Champions Tour wins. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

2004
America
210 (-6)
$217,500
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$217,500

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 6-8). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].

2003
America
205 (-8)
$240,000
Verizon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Verizon

Played as the Verizon Classic (Feb 21-23). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

2002
America
Tanglewood, NC
191 (-19)
$240,000
RJR

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

191 (-19)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

RJR

Played as the RJR Championship (Sept 13-15; not played in 2001). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 5 shots behind Fleisher (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 20-22). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA), Doug Tewell (USA), Hale Irwin (USA), Walter Hall (USA), José Maria Cañizares (Esp) and Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Fleisher (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada].

2001
Majors
280 (-E)
$430,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

280 (-E)

Prize money

$430,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (Jun 29-Jul 1). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [Salem CC, Peabody, Mass.].

2001
America
TPC Piper Glen
201 (-15)
$195,000
Home Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

TPC Piper Glen

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Home Depot

Played as the Home Depot Invitational (May 4-6). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Fleisher (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].

2000
America
Meadow Brook, NY
198 (-18)
$225,000
Lightpath

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Lightpath

Played as the Lightpath Long Island Classic (July 28-30). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Fleisher (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

2000
America
TPC Piper Glen
203 (-13)
$195,000
Home Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

TPC Piper Glen

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Home Depot

Played as the Home Depot Invitational (May 5-7). Fleisher (USA) beat Hubert Green (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].

2000
America
30 pts
$165,000
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

30 pts

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 3-6; played on a modified stableford basis). Second-placed Vicente Fernandez (Arg) finished 2 pts behind defending champion Fleisher (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].

2000
Europe
209 (-7)
€46,557
AIB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€46,557

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Irish Seniors Open (May 12-14). Second-placed George Burns (USA) and Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 3 shots behind 51-year-old Bruce Fleisher (USA), who recorded his only win on the European Senior Tour. [Tulfarris GC, Blessington, Co. Wicklow].

2000
America
200 (-13)
$195,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Classic (Feb 18-20). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 4 shots behind Fleisher (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

1999
America
TPC Piper Glen
205 (-11)
$180,000
Home Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

TPC Piper Glen

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Home Depot

Played as the Home Depot Invitational (April 23-25). Second-placed Terry Dill (USA) and Jim Holtgrieve (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].

1999
Awards
$2,515,705
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Score

$2,515,705

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Fleisher (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1999 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He also finished top of the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,515,705.

1999
America
TPC Prestancia
203 (-13)
$180,000
Amex

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

TPC Prestancia

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Amex

Played as the American Express Invitational (Feb 12-14). Second-placed and defending champion Larry Nelson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Fleisher (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Senior PGA Tour. [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].

1999
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Fleisher (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers..

1999
America
200 (-16)
$210,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 11-13). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].

1999
Awards
$2,515,705
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Score

$2,515,705

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Fleisher (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1999 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,515,705 on the Tour. Hale Irwin (USA) was second with $2,025,232; Allen Doyle (USA) was third with $1,911,640.

1999
America
Meadow Brook, NY
206 (-10)
$180,000
Lightpath

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lightpath

Played as the Lightpath Long Island Classic (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 2 shots behind Fleisher (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1999
Awards
69.19
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Score

69.19

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Fleisher (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Hale Irwin (USA) was second with 69.58; Gil Morgan (USA) was third with 69.69.

1999
America
205 (-8)
$150,000
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 5-7). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Fleisher (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].

1999
America
199 (-17)
$165,000
Transamerica

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Transamerica

Played as The Transamerica (Oct 8-10). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1999
America
199 (-14)
$150,000
EMC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

EMC

Played as the EMC Kaanapali Classic (Oct 22-24). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleisher (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

1991
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
268 (-16)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New England Classic (July 11-14). 42-year-old Bruce Fleisher (USA) beat Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) with a birdie at the seventh playoff hole, to claim his first and only win on the PGA Tour. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jamaica Open (Nov 15-18). Won by Fleisher (USA). [Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, nr Montego Bay, Jamaica].

1980
America
267
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Score

267

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Panama Open. Won by Fleisher (USA).

1971
America
280 (-4)
$1,700
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$1,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Fleisher (USA) beat 17-year-old Jaime Gonzalez Jnr (Brazil, amateur) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Itanhangá GC, Itanhangá, Rio de Janeiro].

1968
Amateur
284
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Fleisher, Bruce

Venue

Scioto

Score

284

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (68th) (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Marvin "Vinny" Giles III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bruce Fleisher (USA). [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].

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