Who's who in golf - Bruce Lietzke

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Name: - Bruce Lietzke
Country: - USA
Born : - Jul 18, 1951
Original Home/Club: - Kansas City, KS
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1974

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Senior Majors (1) : US Senior Open (2003). Multiple winner on the US PGA and Champions Tours (see Tournament listing below). PGA Tour wins (13).

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Current Champions Tour player

Top tournaments won by Bruce Lietzke

2003Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor206 (-10)$350,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 25-27). Second-placed David Eger (USA) and Dana Quigley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
2003Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenInverness Club277 (-7)$470,000
The US Senior Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lietzke (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
2002Snr AmericaGtr Kansas City ClassicTPC Piper Glen133 (-11)$240,000
Played as the TD Waterhouse Championship (May 10-12). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA). [TPC Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina].
2002Snr AmericaMexico Snr ClassicChapultepec208 (-8)$255,000
Played as the Audi Senior Classic (Feb 22-24). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Gary McCord (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA). [GC Chapultepec, Naucalpan, Mexico City].
2002Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC202 (-14)$255,000
Played as the SAS Championship (Sept 20-22). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA), Sammy Rachels (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Lietzke (USA). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
2001Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities207 (-9)$262,500
Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 10-12; formerly Burnet Classic). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Lietzke (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
2001Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC201 (-15)$240,000
Played as the inaugural SAS Championship (Sept 21-23). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) and Gary McCord (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lietzke (USA). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
1997Men AmericaShootout, TheSherwood CC186 (-30)$150,000
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 14-16; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of David Duval (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Scott McCarron (USA) & Bruce Lietzke (USA), who shared the $300,000 first prize. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
1994Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenTPC Summerlin332 (-28)$270,000
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 19-23). Second-placed Robert Gamez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 PGA Tour wins. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Las Vegas CC and Las Vegas Hilton CC (now Las Vegas National GC)].
1992Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex267 (-13)$234,000
Played as the Southwestern Bell Colonial (May 21-24). Lietzke (USA) beat Corey Pavin (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1988Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas271 (-9)$135,000
Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 12-15). Lietzke (USA) beat Clarence Rose (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
1984Men AmericaHonda ClassicTPC Eagle Trace280 (-8)$90,000
Played as the Honda Classic (Mar 1-4). Lietzke (USA) beat Andy Bean (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his tenth PGA Tour win. [TPC Eagle Trace, Coral Springs, FL].
1982Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey277 (-11)$76,500
Played as the Canadian Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lietzke (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1981Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail281 (+1)$54,000
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 7-10). Lietzke (USA) beat defending champion Tom Watson (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to deny Watson his fourth straight win this event. [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
1981Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC335 (-25)$50,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Jan 15-18). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lietzke (USA). [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
1981Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines278 (-10)$45,000
Played as the Wickes-Andy Williams San Diego Open (Feb 5-8). Lietzke (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Tom Jenkins (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
1980Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex271 (-9)$54,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 15-18). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1979Men AmericaTucson OpenRandolph GC265 (-17)$45,000
Played as the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open. Second-placed Tom Watson (USA), Buddy Gardner (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lietzke (USA). [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ. Known at the time as the North Course at Randolph Park].
1978Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey283 (-1)$50,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Pat McGowan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lietzke (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1977Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC273 (-15)$48,000
Played as the Hawaiian Open. Second-placed Don January (USA) and Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Lietzke (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1977Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.275 (-13)$40,000
Played as the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open. First-time PGA Tour winner Lietzke (USA) beat Gene Littler (USA) with an 82-foot putt to make birdie at the fourth playoff hole. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].


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