Bob Shearer

For the Australian footballer, see Bob Shearer (footballer).
Bob Shearer
Personal information
Full name Robert A. Shearer
Born (1948-05-25) May 25, 1948
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Dingley Village, Victoria, Australia
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
PGA Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 20
European Senior Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T35: 1977
U.S. Open T16: 1978
The Open Championship T7: 1978
PGA Championship T26: 1978
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australia
Order of Merit winner
1974, 1977, 1981, 1982

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[1] and turned pro in 1970.

Shearer won the PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit four times: 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982.[1] He spent five years on the European Tour and then nine on the PGA Tour.[2] 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.[3]

Today he splits his time between his golf course design work and the European Seniors Tour.[2]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (27)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 18 Apr 1982 Tallahassee Open −16 (69-69-68-66=272) 1 stroke United States Hal Sutton, Zimbabwe Denis Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

1 1982 Michelob-Houston Open United States Ed Sneed Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 26 Apr 1975 Madrid Open −9 (68-67=135) 3 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes, Scotland Norman Wood
2 10 May 1975 Piccadilly Medal −3 (70) Playoff South Africa Andries Oosthuizen

Australasia wins (20)

European Seniors Tour wins (4)

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

Team appearances

See also


  1. 1 2 "Career Highlights". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  2. 1 2 "Bob Shearer, Principal Designer". Shearer Golf Design. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  3. "Golf Major Championships".

External links

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