Bo Van Pelt (born May 16, 1975) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Van Pelt was born in Richmond, Indiana. He graduated from Richmond High, where he was a two time All-State golfer and the 1993 Fred Keesling Award winner He attended Oklahoma State University where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Van Pelt initially started his career on the Nationwide Tour and won the Omaha Classic, his first and only Nationwide Tour title, in 2003 after shooting a final round of 62. He now plays on the PGA Tour and captured his maiden victory in 2009 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, beating John Mallinger in a sudden death playoff on the second extra hole. He won the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia in 2011, an Asian Tour event and an unofficial PGA Tour event. He carded a final round seven under 64 to romp to a six stroke victory and finish at 23 under par. On April 8, 2012, he scored a tournament low 64 in the 2012 Masters Tournament, propelling him up the leaderboard to a final tie for 17th place.
Van Pelt claimed his first victory on the European Tour in October 2012, when he won in Australia at the ISPS Handa Perth International. He won by two strokes over fellow American Jason Dufner, having taken a one stroke advantage into the final round.
His father, Bob, was selected in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles after a collegiate football career as a center at Indiana University.
1991 Indiana (Boys) State Junior
1993 Indiana (Boys) State Junior
1995 Northern Amateur, Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate
1997 John Burns Intercollegiate, NCAA Central Regional Championship
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia
1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour, but unofficial money event.
1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour2013 CVS Caremark Charity Classic (with Steve Stricker)
2014 CVS Caremark Charity Classic (with Steve Stricker)
WD = withdrewMost consecutive cuts made – 6 (2010 U.S. Open – 2011 Open Championship)
Longest streak of top-10s – 1
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
AmateurPalmer Cup: 1997 (winners)