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Official World Golf Ranking: 44
Born: Tue,Jul 23,1996 - Shreveport, La.
Age: 24y 9m 20d, Nationality: US
Height: 6' 1, Weight: 185lbs
Home: Tyler, Texas
College: LSU
Turned Pro: 2017, Joined PGA Tour: 2018
Notes: Burns was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Todd and Beth Burns. His father, Todd, and brother, Chase, played college football at Louisiana Tech. Burns committed to LSU as the nation's No. 1 golf recruit in the U.S. according to Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings and Polo Junior Golf Rankings. As one of the most decorated junior golfers in Louisiana history, Burns earned victories at several events. In high school, he won the 2012 LHSAA Division IV state championship, two b...

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Sam Burns

Burns was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Todd and Beth Burns. His father, Todd, and brother, Chase, played college football at Louisiana Tech.
Burns committed to LSU as the nation's No. 1 golf recruit in the U.S. according to Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings and Polo Junior Golf Rankings. As one of the most decorated junior golfers in Louisiana history, Burns earned victories at several events. In high school, he won the 2012 LHSAA Division IV state championship, two back-to-back LHSAA Division III state championships, and pushed Calvary Baptist Academy to five straight state team titles.
Burns really broke through in 2014, a year in which he was honored as the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year. He also won the 2014 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. carding a record-breaking 21-under-par 267. Burns followed that by winning the 2014 Junior PGA Championship in Bryan, Texas. In September 2014, he went undefeated in three matches while representing the U.S. at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland. The U.S. defeated the Europeans 16-8. Burns qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur and reached the round of 32 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Burns won four tournaments while at LSU in 15 collegiate starts during his sophomore season. He was named a first-team All-American and was the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Burns represented the United States on the winning 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup team and he qualified for the PGA Tour's 2017 Barbasol Championship, where he finished T-6th.
End of 2017 Notes: In October, Burns made his PGA Tour debut as a professional at the Sanderson Farms Championship. After finishing T-43rd, he played a week later at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished T-20th. In December he earned a Korn Ferry Tour card by finishing T-10th at the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying tournament.
2018 Notes: Played on both the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour. On the PGA Tour played in 11 events making 8 cuts with one top-ten. On the Korn Ferry Tour entered - 24 tournaments; Played in 56 rounds making 12 cuts with five top-ten finishes. Scoring Average - 69.21 (Rank 5th); Regular Season Money - $291,878 (Rank 2nd); Playoff Money - $4,656 (Rank 97th), Priority Rank - 7th.
He finished T-2nd at the Colombia Championship in February, it was his 3rd Korn Ferry Tour start. In his 4th start on the PGA Tour and finished T-8th at the Honda Classic with Tiger Woods as his playing partner in the final round. That earned Burns entry into the Valspar Championship, where he finished T-12th. Burns earned his first professional win in his 5th career Korn Ferry Tour start at the Savannah Golf Championship when he birdied each of the final three holes to defeat Roberto Castro by 1 shot. Burns has been spending most of the year using a sponsor's exemptions to chase his PGA Tour card. Burns shot 62-65 to collect medalist honors at the Memphis qualifier by 5 shots to get into the U.S. Open, he finished T-41st. On the Korn Ferry Tour was 3rd at the Utah Championship, T-7th at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, and 3rd at the KC Golf Classic. By finishing 2nd on the Korn Ferry Tour money list he earned a PGA Tour card for 2019.
2019 Notes: Played in 26 PGA Tour events making 16 cuts with three top-ten finishes. Was 94th in the FedExCup points standings. Was T-3rd at the Sanderson Farms Championship, six back of winner Cameron Champ. 9th at the RBC Heritage, he also was T-7th at the 3M Open. After missing the cut at the John Deere Classic he returned home and while playing basketball with friends landed wrong on his right foot and heard a pop. The next day found out that he broke his ankle in two places but luckily didn't require surgery. So his season was over and he spent the next two months with a booth and then ankle brace.
2020 Notes: Played in 19 PGA Tour events making 11 cuts and one top-ten. Finished 111th in the FedExCup points list. Was able to return to the tour at Greenbrier, missing the cut. The ankle wasn't good in his first starts and it took a few months before he got his full range of motion back. At the Amerian Express, things were good, and with a final-round 63 finished T-6th. It would be his only top-ten of the season which ended missing the cut at the Northern Trust.
2021 Notes: Opened the season T-7th at the Safeway Open after holding a two-shot lead after the second round. At the Vivint Houston Open lead after the second and third rounds but shot 72 in the final round to finish T-7th six shots back of winner Carlos Ortiz. At the Genesis Invitational held the outright lead after each of the first three rounds but shot 74-69 on the weekend to finish a shot back of the Finau/Homa playoff. Was T-4th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Billy Horschel. At the Valspar Championship had four sub-60 rounds to win by three shots over Keegan Bradley. It was his first PGA Tour win at age 24 years, 9 months, and 9 days, it came on his 76th career start.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 93, Cuts Made: 59 (63%), Top Tens: 16 (17%) , Rounds: 287, Scoring Avg: 70.33, Career Earnings: $5,454,735 - Best Finish: 1st (2 times)
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