Who's who in golf - Loren Roberts


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Name: - Loren Lloyd Roberts
Country: - USA
Born : - June 24, 1955 in San Luis Obispo, California.
Original Home/Club: - San Luis Obispo G&CC and Morro Bay GC, California
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 US PGA Tr (8) and Champions Tr (13). Champions Tr Rookie of the Year (2005). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2007, '09).


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After a brief period playing on the Australasian Tour, Roberts joined the US 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

2012Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach205 (-8)$262,500
Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 16-18). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA), Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 2 shots behind Roberts (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 Champions Tour wins. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].
2010Snr AmericaDick's Sporting Goods OpenEn-Joie GC201 (-15)$255,000
Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (June 25-27). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
2009Snr AmericaBoeing ClassicSnoqualmie Ridge198 (-18)$270,000
Played as the Boeing Classic (Aug 28-30). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA). [Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, nr Seattle, Washington; at the time TPC Snoqualmie Ridge].
2009Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup2670 pts$1,000,000
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.
2009Snr AmericaChubb ClassicTPC Treviso Bay209 (-7)$240,000
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Gene Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA). [TPC Treviso Bay, Naples, FL].
2009Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipSunningdale, Eng268 (-12)€222,777
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].
2008Snr AmericaCommerce Bank Ch'shipEisenhower Park201 (-12)$240,000
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].
2007Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup2716 pts$1,000,000
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.
2007Snr AmericaEmerald Coast ClassicSandestin Resort197 (-16)$247,500
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].
2007Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr69.31n/a
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.
2007Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipBaltimore CC267 (-13)$390,000
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].
2006Snr AmericaChubb ClassicTwinEagles202 (-14)$240,000
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 17-19). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and R.W. Eaks (USA) finished 1 shot behind 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].
2006Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr69.01n/a
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.
2006Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort191 (-25)$290,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 20-22; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2006Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipTurnberry274 (-6)€231,225
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].
2006Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay204 (-12)$225,000
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].
2005Snr MajorsThe TraditionReserve V&GC, The273 (-15)$375,000
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. [The Reserve Vineyards & GC, Aloha, nr Portland, OR].
2002Men AmericaTexas OpenLa Cantera GC261 (-19)$630,000
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 Roberts (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
2000Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park260 (-24)$450,000
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 13-16). Second-placed Franklin Langham (USA) finished 8 shots behind Roberts (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1999Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas262 (-18)$540,000
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].
1997Men AmericaNew England ClassicPleasant Valley, Mass.266 (-18)$216,000
Played as the CVS Charity Classic (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Bill Glasson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
1996Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park265 (-19)$216,000
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 29-Sep 1). Roberts (USA) beat Jerry Kelly (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1996Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town265 (19)$252,000
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].
1995Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club272 (-16)$216,000
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].
1994Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club275 (-13)$216,000
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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