Who's who in golf - Bill Rogers


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Name: - Bill Rogers
Country: - USA
Born : - Sep 10, 1951
Original Home/Club: - Waco, TX
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : The Open (1981). Multiple US Tour and international tours winner. (See Tournament listings). PGA Tour wins (6). Ryder Cup (1981).


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Top tournaments won by Bill Rogers

1983Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.274 (-14)$72,000
Played as the USF&G Classic. Second-placed David Edwards (USA), Jay Haas (USA) and Vance Heafner (USA) finished 3 shots behind Rogers (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1982Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPGA National71 (-1)
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (March 15; unofficial event for the previous year's four Major winners; next played in 1986). Second-placed Larry Nelson (US PGA) finished 4 shots behind Rogers (The Open). Third with 76 was David Graham (US Open). Fourth with 78 was Tom Watson (The Masters). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1981Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenVictoria GC, Aus282 (-6)A$27,000
Played as the Australian Open (Nov 19-22). Second-placed and defending champion Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 30-year-old Rogers (USA). [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].
1981Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town278 (-6)$54,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic (March 26-29). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus), Craig Stadler (USA), Gil Morgan (USA) and Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rogers (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1981Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Rogers (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1981Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX266 (-14)$45,000
Played as the Texas Open (Oct 1-4). Rogers (USA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. Rogers needed a final round 63 to tie with Crenshaw, who shot a final round 64. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1981Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal St George's276 (-4)£25,000
The Open Championship (110th) (July 16-19). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 4 shots behind Rogers (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1981Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC275 (-5)$100,000
Played as the World Series of Golf (Aug 27-30). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rogers (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1979Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club1 hole£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Rogers (USA) beat defending champion Isao Aoki (Jpn) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1978Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC339 (-21)$45,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Feb 8-13). Second-placed Jerry McGee (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Rogers (USA). Final round delayed until Monday due to rain. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
1977Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)275 (-9)US$65,000
Played as the Taiheiyo Club Pacific Masters (Oct 6-9; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Mike Morley (USA) and Teruo Sugihara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Rogers (USA). [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

 

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