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Born: 1936-03-14, Carterton, New Zealand
Nationality: NZL
Height: 6'1", Weight: 175lbs
Home: Oxford, New Zealand
Turned Pro: 1960
Joined PGA Tour: 1962
Joined Champions Tour: 1986
Notes: Considered the best left-handed golfer on the Champions Tour. . . Performs most every task right-handed except anything that requires both hands...
He caused a sensation on November 8, 1954 when as an 18 year old amateur he beat a top international field to win the New Zealand Open at Heretaunga. The media was full of praise for this slight young man who equalled the open record of 280, and there were many predictions for an imminent venture in the professional ranks and ...

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Bob Charles

Considered the best left-handed golfer on the Champions Tour. . . Performs most every task right-handed except anything that requires both hands...
He caused a sensation on November 8, 1954 when as an 18 year old amateur he beat a top international field to win the New Zealand Open at Heretaunga. The media was full of praise for this slight young man who equalled the open record of 280, and there were many predictions for an imminent venture in the professional ranks and a lucrative career.
Charles decided to hone his skills as an amateur first, and remained in his bank employment for a further six years, but all the while continued to show exceptional putting prowess which helped immensely later on the professional circuits. He represented New Zealand several times in international amateur tournaments during this period before turning professional in 1960.
Winner, 1963 British Open, becoming the first left-hander to win a major championship...
Played on the PGA Tour between 1963 and 1974, playing in 270 events. Won six times, was runner-up 8 times and 3rd, 5 times. Finished in the top-ten 61 times and made 248 cuts. Had career earnings of $546,868. Joined the Champions Tour in 1986. Became the first player to go over the $5 million mark in Champions Tour career money and the second player to go over $6 million.
1986 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered 21; top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average 70.32 (ranked 5th); money $261,160 (ranked 7th); best finish, 2nd Benson & Hedges Invitational, Seiko Tucson Match Play Championship, T2nd United Hospitals Senior Golf Championship.
1987 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered 27; top-10 finishes - 25; scoring average 70.18 (ranked 2nd); money $389,437 (ranked 3rd); winner Vintage Chrysler Invitational, GTE Classic & Sunwest-Charley Pride Classic.
1988 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered 28; top-10 finishes - 22; scoring average 70.05 (ranked 1st); money $533,929 (ranked 1st); winner NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative, Sunwest Bank/Charley Pride Classic, Rancho Murieta Senior Golf Rush, Vantage Presents Bank One Classic, Pepsi Senior Challenge.
1989 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered 27; top-10 finishes - 22; scoring average 69.50 (ranked 1st); money $725,887 (ranked 1st); winner GTE Suncoast Classic, NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative, Digital Seniors Classic, Sunwest Bank/Charley Pride Classic, Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic, three seconds, fourth six times.
1990 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.47 (ranked 7th); money $584,318 (ranked 7th); winner Digital Seniors Classic, GTE Kaanapali Classic.
1991 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 18; scoring average 69.93 (ranked 4th); money $673,910 (ranked 6th); winner GTE Suncoast Classic and three seconds. Other Victories: Kintetsu Home Senior Tournament in Japan.
1992 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.46 (ranked 9th); money $473,903 (ranked 10th); won back-to-back titles at end of season at Raley's Senior Gold Rush and Transamerica Golf Classic.
1993 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 21; scoring average 69.59 (ranked 1st); money $1,046,823 (ranked 2nd); winner Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic, Bell Atlantic Classic & Quicksilver Classic and was runner-up four times.
1994 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 70.63 (ranked 17th); money $511,737 (ranked 23rd); best finish T-2nd, Bruno's Memorial Classic.
1995 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.30 (ranked 7th); money $659,923 (ranked 15th); winner at Kaanapali Classic.
1996 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 70.80 (ranked 10th); money $760,179 (ranked 12th); winner at Kaanapali Classic.
1997 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.21 (ranked 19th); money $623,467 (ranked 21st); best finish T-3rd at MasterCard Championship.
1998 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 72.29 (ranked 52nd); money $402,284 (ranked 45th); best finish, 2nd, The Home Depot and Kroger Senior Classic.
1999 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.59 (ranked 44th); money $354,752 (ranked 48th); best finish, 5th, American Express Invitational. Placed 6th on the Georgia Pacific Super Seniors money list with $270,333. Won his only over-60 event at the Bell Atlantic Classic.
2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.23 (ranked 35th) ; money $282,370 (ranked 60th); best finish T9th, Bank One Senior Championship. Placed 10th on the Georgia Pacific Super Seniors money list with $172,563.
2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.37 (ranked 29th); money $280,497 (ranked 58th); best finish T9th, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship. Placed 2nd on the Georgia Pacific Super Seniors money list with $315,533. Won the Super Seniors competition at Boone Valley.
2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.17 (ranked 57th); money $198,959 (ranked 73rd); best finish, T5th Greater Baltimore Classic.
2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -16; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 72.43 (ranked 67th); money $111,284 (ranked 83rd); Best finish, T12th SAS Championship.
2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -11; top 10 finishes -1; stroke average 73.37; money $86,370 (ranked 88th); Best finish, T10th Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.
2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 8; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 74.28 (ranked N/A); money $31,379 (ranked 106th); Best finish, T-44th Baylor Advantage Pro-Am.
2006 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 8; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 75.00 (ranked N/A); money $16,746 (ranked 127th); Best finish, T47th U.S. Senior Open.
2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 6; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 75.37 (ranked N/A); money $22,685 (ranked 125th); Best finish, T-34th Senior British Open.
2008 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 3; top 10 finishes- 0; stroke average 74.00 (ranked N/A); money $12,002 (ranked 157th); best finish, T35th, Regions Charity Classic.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 591, Cuts Made: 519 (88%), Top Tens: 152 (26%) , Rounds: 1868, Scoring Avg: 71.75, Career Earnings: $7,445,902 - Best Finish: 1st (12 times)
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