Bob Shaw (golfer)

Bob Shaw
Personal information
Full nameRobert J. Shaw
Born (1944-12-24) 24 December 1944 (age 79)
Sydney, Australia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Sporting nationality Australia
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1973
PGA ChampionshipT20: 1972
U.S. OpenCUT: 1969, 1970
The Open ChampionshipT27: 1968

Robert J. Shaw (born 24 December 1944) is an Australian professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s.

Early life

Shaw was born in Sydney, Australia.

Professional career

Shaw turned professional in 1965. He played in Europe in 1968, winning the Spanish Open. Later in the year he qualified for the PGA Tour at 1968 APG Tour Qualifying School. His best finishes in PGA Tour events were a T-2 at both the 1969 Tallahassee Open and the 1971 Greater Milwaukee Open plus a win at the 1972 Tallahassee Open with a 15-under-par 273 by two strokes over Leonard Thompson. His best finish in a major was T20 at the 1972 PGA Championship.

Professional wins (9)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 23 Apr 1972 Tallahassee Open −15 (70-67-68-68=273) 2 strokes United States Leonard Thompson

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Oct 1980 CBA West Lakes Classic −3 (72-67-71-75=285) 2 strokes Australia Ted Ball
2 17 Jan 1982 Tooth's Illawarra Open −11 (71-64-67-75=277) 1 stroke Australia Colin Bishop
3 6 Feb 1983 Tasmanian Open −9 (68-71-66-66=271) 1 stroke Australia Ian Stanley
4 15 May 1983 Halls Head Western Open −3 (71-71-73-70=285) 1 stroke Australia Peter Fowler


Other wins (4)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship T27
PGA Championship T20
 Did not play

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

Team appearances

See also

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