Bob Shearer

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January 27, 2022

Bob Shearer (25 May 1948 – 9 January 2022) was an Australian golf professional.

Career

Shearer turned pro in 1970. From 1974 he played in Europe for five years. He then moved to the United States with his wife and two sons where he played on the US PGA Tour for nine years, including four times in the Masters and four times in the US Open. In between, he also played on the Australasian PGA Tour, where he took twenty victories and won the Order of Merit four times. His best finish in the Majors was 7th place at the British Open in 1978. Then he started designing golf courses. He works with Roger Davis and Bruce Devlin. After his fiftieth birthday, he played on the European Senior Tour for several years.

Won

Amateur

Australian Amateur Championship

European Tour

1975: Piccadilly Media, Madrid Open

Australasian Tour

1974: Chrysler Classic, Tasmanian Open, Lakes Open, Order of Merit 1975: Westlakes Classic 1976: New Zealand Airlines Classic, Chrysler Classic 1977: Westlakes Classic, Colgate Champion of Champions, Order of Merit 1978: New Zealand Open 1980: Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Classic 1981: New Zealand Open, Air New Zealand/Shell Open, Order of Merit 1982: Australian Open, New South Wales Open, Order of Merit 1983: Australian PGA Championship, New South Wales PGA Championship, Victorian Open 1984: South Australian Open 1985: South West Open 1986: Rich River Classic

Senior Tour

1998: Jersey Seniors Open 1999: Philips PFA Golf Classic, Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open 2001: STC Bovis Lens Lease European Invitational

Private life

Shearer was married and had two sons. He died of a heart attack at the age of 73.

External links

Wensite European Tour Website Sheares Golf Design Website PGA Tour

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