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Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway


Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87   In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year….finishing the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship…..as the video seen herewith takes place immediately after he won the PGA Championship…..and was 2nd behind Greg Norman on the final money list that year. 

The 1986 PGA Championship was held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. ….where Tway finished with a score of 276….which was a two-stroke margin of victory over Greg Norman…..as Tway had holed a greenside bunker shot at the 18th hole on the final day, which is a memorable shot in golf history….and depicted in the photo above.

Tway is also known for recording the worst score ever on the 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass….which occurred during the third round of the 2005 Players Championship….when his first four shots ended up in the water. After finally hitting the green on his fifth attempt, he three putted for 12 to go from 7-under-par and 4 strokes out of the lead to 2-over-par and 13 behind the leader.  Tway has PGA Tour career earnings in excess of 14 million dollars. 

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