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Bobby Wadkins

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Full name  Robert Edwin Wadkins
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour
Weight  98 kg
Nationality  United States
Name  Bobby Wadkins
Siblings  Lanny Wadkins

Turned professional  1973
Role  Golfer
Nephews  Travis Wadkins
Current tour(s)  Champions Tour
Height  1.85 m
Nieces  Jessica Wadkins
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Born  July 26, 1951 (age 64) Richmond, Virginia (1951-07-26)
College  University of Houston East Tennessee State University
Education  University of Houston, East Tennessee State University

Robert Edwin Wadkins (born July 26, 1951) is an American professional golfer. His older brother, Lanny, won 21 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1977 PGA Championship, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.


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Wadkins was born in Richmond, Virginia. Between Bobby and Lanny, they held the Richmond, Virginia city junior title for six consecutive years – two by Bobby and four by Lanny. After attending the University of Houston for one year, Wadkins earned All-American honors in 1972–73 at East Tennessee State University.

Wadkins turned pro in 1973. He never won on the PGA Tour despite six runner-up finishes in 715 events, but he did win on the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. Since turning 50, he has played on the Champions Tour and won four times, including one senior major, the 2006 Senior Players Championship. Wadkins is tied with Mark Wiebe as the Champions Tour's youngest winner at the age of 50 years and 10 days when he captured the Lightpath Long Island Classic.

Amateur wins (1)

  • 1971 Virginia State Amateur
  • European Tour wins (1)

    European Tour playoff record (1–0)

    Japan Golf Tour Tour wins (2)

  • 1979 Dunlop Phoenix
  • 1986 Dunlop Phoenix
  • Other wins (4)

  • 1981 Virginia PGA Open
  • 1982 Virginia PGA Open
  • 1983 Virginia PGA Open
  • 1990 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Lanny Wadkins)
  • Results in major championships

    Note: Wadkins never played in The Open Championship.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    WD = Withdrew
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1987 U.S. Open – 1987 PGA)
  • Results timeline

    Results not in chronological order before 2016.

    The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    WD = withdrew from tournament
    "T" indicates a tie for a place
    Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.


    Bobby Wadkins Wikipedia

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