- Robert Damron
Robert Douglas Damron (born
October 27, 1972) is an American professional golferand current player on the PGA Tour.
Damron was born in
Pikeville, Kentucky. He was raised there and later in Orlando, Floridaafter his father, a wealthy Kentucky coalmagnate, moved the family to Orlando's exclusive Bay Hill community for warmer winter weather. Damron had the benefit of some early advice about golffrom Bay Hill neighbor Arnold Palmer. He attended Orlando's Dr. Phillips High Schoolgraduating in 1990.
Damron attended the
University of Central Floridain Orlando and was a distinguished member of the golf team earning All-American honors three times. He won 5 collegiate events while at UCF. He turned pro in 1994.
Damron has won one PGA Tour event, the 2001
Verizon Byron Nelson Classic. He also finished in a three-way tie for first in the same tournament in 2004 (it was called the EDS Byron Nelson Championshipthat year), which he and Dudley Hartlost in a playoff to Sergio García. His best finish in a major is a T-20 at the 2003 U.S. Open.
Damron's brother, Patrick, is also a professional golfer. He lives in Orlando.
PGA Tour wins
Verizon Byron Nelson Classic
Nationwide Tour wins
Athens Regional Foundation Classic
Results in major championships
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
* [http://www.pgatour.com/players/01/98/81 Profile on PGA Tour's official site]
* [http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com/players/bio.sps?ID=5919 Results in ranking events for the last two years from the Official Golf Ranking site]
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