Bruce Fleisher

Bruce Fleisher

Bruce Fleisher
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Bruce Lee Fleisher
Born (1948-10-16) October 16, 1948
Union City, Tennessee
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Miami-Dade Junior College
Furman University
Turned professional 1969
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 34
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 18
European Seniors Tour 1
Other 14
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T25: 1992
U.S. Open T41: 1986
The Open Championship CUT: 1969
PGA Championship T14: 1993
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1991

Bruce Lee Fleisher (born October 16, 1948) is an American professional golfer.

Contents

  • Early years and amateur career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Amateur wins (1) 3
  • Professional wins (34) 4
    • PGA Tour wins (1) 4.1
    • Other wins (13) 4.2
    • Champions Tour wins (18) 4.3
    • European Senior Tour wins (1) 4.4
  • Champions Tour major championships 5
    • Wins (1) 5.1
  • Maccabiah Games 6
  • U.S. national team appearances 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Early years and amateur career

Fleisher was born in Union City, Tennessee.[1] He became involved in golf at age 7 by working as a caddie with his two brothers.[2][3] Fleisher attended Miami-Dade Junior College and Furman University.[1] In 1968 at age 19, he became the third youngest player to win the U.S. Amateur.[2][3] He turned professional in 1969.[1]

Professional career

Fleisher spent much of his regular career as a club professional; he won the PGA Club Professional Championship in 1989. His regular tournament career was modest, with one win on the PGA Tour, the 1991 New England Classic, and a few wins in minor tournaments. He has been much more successful on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) with 18 wins, including one senior major, the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.[2] Fleisher became the first player ever to earn back-to-back victories in his first two Champions Tour events, which helped him win Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards in 1999.[3] He also has one win on the European Seniors Tour, which came in 2000 at the Irish Seniors Open.[2]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (34)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 14, 1991 New England Classic −16 (64-67-73-64=268) Playoff Ian Baker-Finch

Other wins (13)

Champions Tour wins (18)

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (17)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 7, 1999 Royal Caribbean Classic −11 (66-69-70=205) 2 strokes Isao Aoki
2 Feb 14, 1999 American Express Invitational −13 (67-67-69=203) 3 strokes Larry Nelson
3 Apr 25, 1999 The Home Depot Invitational −11 (69-67-69=205) 1 stroke Terry Dill, Jim Holtgrieve
4 Jun 13, 1999 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland −16 (71-63-66=200) 1 stroke Al Geiberger
5 Aug 8, 1999 Lightpath Long Island Classic −10 (64-69-73=206) 2 strokes Allen Doyle
6 Oct 10, 1999 The Transamerica −17 (66-66-67=199) 1 stroke Allen Doyle
7 Oct 24, 1999 EMC Kaanapali Classic −17 (65-67-67=199) 1 stroke Allen Doyle
8 Feb 6, 2000 Royal Caribbean Classic 30 points (6-16-8=30) 2 points Vicente Fernández
9 Feb 20, 2000 GTE Classic −16 (67-64-69=200) 4 strokes Dana Quigley
10 May 7, 2000 The Home Depot Invitational −13 (67-68-68=203) Playoff Hubert Green
11 Jul 30, 2000 Lightpath Long Island Classic −18 (63-66-69=198) 2 strokes Dana Quigley
12 Apr 22, 2001 Las Vegas Senior Classic −8 (70-68-70=208) 3 strokes José Maria Cañizares, Vicente Fernández,
Walter Hall, Hale Irwin,
Doug Tewell, Larry Nelson
13 May 6, 2001 The Home Depot Invitational −15 (66-67-68=201) 3 strokes John Bland
14 Jul 1, 2001 U.S. Senior Open E (69-71-72-68=280) 1 stroke Gil Morgan
15 Feb 24, 2002 RJR Championship −8 (75-66-67=208) 1 stroke Hale Irwin, Gary McCord
16 Feb 23, 2003 Verizon Classic −8 (68-70-67=205) 1 stroke Hale Irwin
17 Feb 8, 2004 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic −6 (69-70-71=210) 1 stroke Dana Quigley
18 May 2, 2004 Bruno's Memorial Classic −16 (64-68-68=200) 7 strokes Bruce Lietzke, D. A. Weibring
Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)
No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Southwestern Bell Dominion José Maria Cañizares, John Mahaffey Mahaffey won with birdie on second extra hole
Fleisher eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 2000 The Home Depot Invitational Hubert Green Won with birdie on third extra hole
3 2001 State Farm Senior Classic Allen Doyle Lost to par on third extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (1)

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
2001 U.S. Senior Open E (69-71-72-68=280) 1 stroke Gil Morgan

Maccabiah Games

Fleisher won a gold medal at the 1969 Maccabiah Games in Israel, and he coached the U.S. golf team at the 1989 Games.

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Biography from Bruce Fleisher's official site". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Bruce Fleisher at the PGA Tour official site