Who's who: Loren Roberts

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Who's who: Loren Roberts

  • Name:

    Loren Lloyd Roberts
  • Also known as:

    Boss of the Moss
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 24, 1955 in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    San Luis Obispo G&CC; Morro Bay GC, Calif.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1975

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (4). Ryder Cup player (1995). Presidents Cup player (1994, 2000). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (8) and Champions Tour (13). Champions Tour Rookie of the Year (2005). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2007, '09).

Did you know?

After a brief period playing on the Australasian Tour, Roberts joined the PGA Tour in 1981 after his fifth attempt at Q-school. He returned to Q-school five more times, before recording his first win on the Tour in 1994, aged 38. As if making up for lost time, Roberts then recorded seven more PGA Tour wins in the next eight seasons.

Roberts became an even greater force in golf when he turned 50 in 2005 and joined the Champions Tour. He recorded his first Champions Tour win in only his third event, which also happened to be a senior major championship.

In 2006 Roberts became the first player to win the three opening events of the Champions Tour season; in July he claimed the second of his four senior majors with a win in the British Senior Open on the Ailsa course at Turnberry. During his career Roberts has earned the nickname the "Boss of the Moss", based on his excellent putting ability.

Top tournaments won by Loren Roberts

2012
America
Newport Beach, CA
205 (-8)
$262,500
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 16-18). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA), Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 2 shots behind Loren Roberts (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 Champions Tour wins. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].

2010
America
201 (-15)
$255,000
Dick's Sporting Goods

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

En-Joie

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Dick's Sporting Goods

Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (June 25-27). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

2009
America
TPC Treviso Bay
209 (-7)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

TPC Treviso Bay

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Gene Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA). [TPC Treviso Bay, Naples, FL].

2009
Majors
268 (-12)
€222,777
MasterCard

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

€222,777

Title sponsor

MasterCard

The Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard (23rd) (July 23-26). Roberts (USA) beat Mark McNulty (Ire) with a par at the third playoff hole; Fred Funk (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

2009
Awards
2670 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Score

2670 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Roberts (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture his second Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. John Cook (USA) was second with 2351 pts; Fred Funk (USA) was third with 2349 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

2009
America
198 (-18)
$270,000
Boeing

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Boeing

Played as the Boeing Classic (Aug 28-30). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA). [Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, nr Seattle, Washington; at the time TPC Snoqualmie Ridge].

2008
America
201 (-12)
$240,000
Commerce Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

201 (-12)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Commerce Bank

Played as the Commerce Bank Championship (June 27-29). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) and defending champion Lonnie Nielsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA). [Red course, Eisenhower Park GC, East Meadow, Long Island, NY].

2007
Awards
2716 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Score

2716 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Roberts (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque, reversing the 2006 winner/runner-up outcome. Jay Haas (USA) was second with 2551 pts; Denis Watson (Zim) was third with 2177 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

2007
Majors
267 (-13)
$390,000
Constellation Energy

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$390,000

Title sponsor

Constellation Energy

Played as the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship (25th) (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 6 shots behind Roberts (USA). [East course, Baltimore CC - Five Farms, Lutherville, Maryland].

2007
America
197 (-16)
$247,500
Boeing

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

197 (-16)

Prize money

$247,500

Title sponsor

Boeing

Played as the Boeing Championship at Sandestin (June 1-3). Second-placed Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Roberts (USA). [Raven GC, Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach, FL].

2007
Awards
69.31
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Score

69.31

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Roberts (USA) won won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Jay Haas (USA) was second with 69.36; Eduardo Romero (Arg) was third with 69.90.

2006
America
191 (-25)
$290,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

191 (-25)

Prize money

$290,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 20-22; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2006
America
TwinEagles
202 (-14)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 17-19). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and R.W. Eaks (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA), who became the first player ever to win the opening three events of the Champions Tour season. [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].

2006
Majors
274 (-6)
€231,225
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

€231,225

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

The Senior British Open Championship presented by Aberdeen Asset Management (20th) (July 27-30). Roberts (USA) beat Eduardo Romero (Arg) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

2006
Awards
69.01
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Score

69.01

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Roberts (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Jay Haas (USA) was second with 69.07; Tom Watson (USA) was third with 69.67.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 27-29). Second-placed Scott Simpson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Roberts (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win in as many weeks. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2005
Majors
273 (-15)
$375,000
JELD-WEN

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

JELD-WEN

Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 25-28). Roberts (USA) beat Dana Quigley (USA) with a bogey at the second playoff hole to claim his first major championship title and first Champions Tour win. [South course, The Reserve Vineyards & GC, Aloha, nr Portland, OR].

2002
America
261 (-19)
$630,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Valero

Played as the Valero Texas Open (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA), Fred Funk (USA) and Garrett Willis (USA) finished 3 shots behind 47-year-old Loren Roberts (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].

2000
America
260 (-24)
$450,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 13-16). Second-placed Franklin Langham (USA) finished 8 shots behind Loren Roberts (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1999
America
262 (-18)
$540,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

262 (-18)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Classic (May 13-16). Roberts (USA) beat Steve Pate (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].

1997
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
266 (-18)
$216,000
CVS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

CVS

Played as the CVS Charity Classic (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Bill Glasson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Loren Roberts (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1996
America
265 (19)
$252,000
MCI

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

265 (19)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

MCI

Played as the MCI Classic (April 18-21). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 3 shots behind Roberts (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1996
America
265 (-19)
$216,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 29-Sep 1). Loren Roberts (USA) beat Jerry Kelly (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1995
America
272 (-16)
$216,000
Nestle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Nestle

Played as the Nestle Invitational (March 16-19). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Roberts (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

1994
America
275 (-13)
$216,000
Nestle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Loren

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Nestle

Played as The Nestle Invitational (March 17-20). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim), Vijay Singh (Fiji) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Roberts (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

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