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Encyclopedia > Bill Rogers (golfer)

Bill Rogers (b. September 10, 1951 Waco, Texas) is an American golfer, who is best known as the winner of the 1981 British Open, one of golf's four major championships. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Roger's father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and he spent time in Morocco and Germany as a boy. Later he attended the University of Houston, where he roomed with fellow future PGA Tour pro Bruce Lietzke. As an amateur golfer he played for the U.S. in the 1973 Walker Cup. In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston Motto Founded 1927 School type Flagship State University President Jay Gogue, Ph. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...


Roger's played the PGA Tour from 1975 to 1988. He won six tournaments, including four in 1981, which was his career year by far, with four wins. His British Open win came in that year and took place at Royal St George's, where he bettered runner up Bernhard Langer by four strokes. He was the PGA Player of the Year for 1981. He also made his only appearance in the Ryder Cup that year. He has said that playing for his country as both an amateur and a professional was the biggest thrill of his career. The Royal St Georges Golf Club is one the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


In 1982 Roger's won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which is an off season event that does not count towards the PGA Tour money list. After one further PGA Tour win in 1983 Rogers' tour career faded away and he left the tour five years after that and took a position as director of golf at San Antonio Country Club, where he worked for eleven years. Since turning fifty in 2001 he has played on the Champions Tour, but as of March 2005, he has not won any senior tournaments. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


PGA Tour wins

The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...

External link

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site

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Bill Rogers (golfer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
September 10, 1951 Waco, Texas) is an American golfer, who is best known as the winner of the 1981 British Open, one of golf's four major championships.
Roger's father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and he spent time in Morocco and Germany as a boy.
In 1982 Roger's won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which is an off season event that does not count towards the PGA Tour money list.
List of golfers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (100 words)
This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals.
Golfers are sorted by nationality in the golfers category.
There are links to several articles containing lists of golfers organised in other ways at the bottom of the page.
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