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Bob Shearer

Bob Shearer Professional golfer

Professional golfer
Bob Shearer
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Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From Australia
Gender male
Birth 25 May 1948, Melbourne, Australia
Age: 72 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Robert A. Shearer (born 25 May 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect.

Shearer was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He won the 1969 Australian Amateur and turned pro in 1970.

Shearer won the PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit four times: 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982. He spent five years on the European Tour and then nine on the PGA Tour. His career year was 1982 when he won the Australian Open and his sole PGA Tour event, the Tallahassee Open. He had 18 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship was a T-7 at the 1978 Open Championship.

Today he splits his time between his golf course design work and the European Seniors Tour.

Amateur wins (1)

  • 1969 Australian Amateur

Professional wins (27)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 18 Apr 1982 Tallahassee Open −16 (69-69-68-66=272) 1 stroke Hal Sutton, Denis Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 Michelob-Houston Open Ed Sneed Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Apr 1975 Madrid Open −9 (68-67=135) 3 strokes Dale Hayes, Norman Wood
2 10 May 1975 Piccadilly Medal −3 (70) Playoff Andries Oosthuizen

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1974 Benson & Hedges Festival Philippe Toussaint Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1975 Piccadilly Medal Andries Oosthuizen Won with birdie on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (18)

Legend
Australian Opens (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (17)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Jan 1974 Coca-Cola Lakes Open +5 (74-75-72-76=297) Playoff Ted Ball, Paul Murray
2 3 Feb 1974 Tasmanian Open −7 (67-70-73-71=281) Playoff Ted Ball
3 10 Nov 1974 Chrysler Classic −1 (65-74-70-74=283) 9 strokes Bruce Devlin
4 10 Nov 1975 West Lakes Classic −2 (73-70-69-70=282) Playoff Mike Cahill
5 7 Nov 1976 Chrysler Classic −3 (72-69-72-68=281) Playoff Stewart Ginn
6 21 Nov 1976 New Zealand Airlines Classic −21 (72-64-68-67=271) 9 strokes Bill Brask, John Lister
7 30 Oct 1977 CBA West Lakes Classic −13 (67-69-68-67=271) 6 strokes David Good
8 27 Nov 1977 Colgate Champion of Champions −7 (66-71-72-72=281) 1 stroke Maurice Bembridge, John Benda,
Curtis Strange, Jack Newton
9 10 Dec 1978 New Zealand Open −3 (71-67-72-67=277) 1 stroke Brian Barnes
10 19 Oct 1980 Tooth Gold Coast Classic −9 (70-70-70-69=279) 1 stroke Don January, Art Russell,
Bob Shaw, Chris Tickner
11 6 Dec 1981 Air New Zealand Shell Open −15 (63-66-67-69=265) 8 strokes Graham Marsh
12 13 Dec 1981 New Zealand Open −3 (74-67-72-72=285) 3 strokes Terry Gale
13 24 Oct 1982 New South Wales Open −12 (71-66-66-69=272) 1 stroke Graham Marsh
14 21 Nov 1982 Australian Open −1 (75-70-72-70=287) 4 strokes Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart
15 13 Feb 1983 Victorian Open −6 (73-71-68-70=282) 1 stroke Greg Norman
16 6 Nov 1983 Yakka Australian PGA Championship E (72-76-69-71=288) 2 strokes Ossie Moore
17 7 Oct 1984 Ford Dealers South Australian Open −2 (73-70-75-68=286) 1 stroke Terry Gale
18 2 Mar 1986 Rich River Classic −17 (64-68-66-69=267) 8 strokes Ian Stanley

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (4–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1974 Coca-Cola Lakes Open Ted Ball, Paul Murray Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1974 Tasmanian Open Ted Ball
3 1975 West Lakes Classic Mike Cahill Won with par on third extra hole
4 1976 Chrysler Classic Stewart Ginn Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other Australasian wins (2)

  • 1983 New South Wales PGA Championship
  • 1985 South West Open

European Senior Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 7 Jun 1998 Jersey Seniors Open −5 (71-73-67=211) 2 strokes Tony Jacklin
2 31 May 1999 Philips PFA Golf Classic −12 (70-67-67=204) 1 stroke Jim Delich, Terry Gale
3 8 Aug 1999 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −12 (67-63-68=198) 3 strokes David Oakley
4 9 Sep 2001 STC Bovis Lend Lease European Invitational −8 (70-71-67=208) 1 stroke Noel Ratcliffe

Results in major championships

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T39 T35 WD
U.S. Open T16 CUT
The Open Championship T31 T59 T32 T21 T15 T7 CUT
PGA Championship T26
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament 48
U.S. Open T49 T50
The Open Championship T51 T42 CUT T35
PGA Championship WD T36
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Australia): 1975, 1976
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References
http://www.shearergolfdesign.com/
http://www.shearergolfdesign.com/sgd.php
http://golfmajorchampionships.com/players?player=372
https://www.europeantour.com/players/611/
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.02084.html
http://www.owgr.com/en/Ranking/PlayerProfile.aspx?playerID=523
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