Charles, Sir Bob

Hometown:

NEW ZEALAND

Carterton

Year Inducted:

2008

Induction Category:

Veterans

Birth Date:

Mar 14, 1936

Sir Bob Charles

Professional Majors: 1

  • 1963: Open Championship

PGA TOUR Wins: 5

  • 1963: Houston Classic
  • 1965: Tucson Open Invitational
  • 1967: Atlanta Classic
  • 1968: Canadian Open
  • 1974: Greater Greensboro Open

European Tour Wins: 8

  • 1961: Bowmaker Tournament
  • 1962: Daks Tournament, Swiss Open, Ingadene Open
  • 1972: John Player Classic, Dunlop Masters
  • 1973: Scandinavian Enterprise Open
  • 1974: Swiss Open

New Zealand Tour Wins: 20

  • 1954: New Zealand Open
  • 1960: Queens Park Open
  • 1961: New Zealand PGA
  • 1963: Metalcraft Open
  • 1964: Wills Open
  • 1965: Watties Open
  • 1966: New Zealand Open, Forest Products Open
  • 1967: Watties Open
  • 1968: Caltex Open, Spalding Tournament
  • 1970: Otago Charities Classic, New Zealand Open, Caltex Open
  • 1972: Spalding Tournament
  • 1973: New Zealand Open
  • 1974: City of Auckland Tournament
  • 1978: Air New Zealand/Shell Open
  • 1979: New Zealand PGA
  • 1980: New Zealand PGA

Sunshine Tour: 1

  • 1973: South African Open

Champions Tour Wins: 26

  • 1987: Vintage Chrysler Invitational, GTE Classic, Sunwest-Charley Pride Classic
  • 1988: NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative, Sunwest-Charley Pride Classic, Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush, Vantage Bank One Senior Golf Classic, Pepsi Senior Challenge
  • 1989: GTE Suncoast Classic, NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative, Digital Seniors Classic, Sunwest-Charley Pride Classic, Fairfield-Barnett Space
  • Coast Classic
  • 1990: Digital Seniors Classic, GTE Kaanapali Classic
  • 1991: GTE Suncoast Classic
  • 1992: Raley’s Senior Gold Rush, Transamerica Senior Golf Championship
  • 1993: Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic, Bell Atlantic Classic, Quicksilver
  • Classic
  • 1995: Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic
  • 1996: Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic
  • 2004: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf- Raphael Division
  • 2009: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf- Demaret Division
  • 2010: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf- Demaret Division

European Seniors Tour: 2

  • 1989: Senior British Open Championship
  • 1993: Senior British Open Championship

Additional Wins: 16

  • 1961: Caltex Open
  • 1962: Caltex Open
  • 1963: Watties Open
  • 1967: Caltex Open
  • 1969: Piccadilly World Match Play Championship
  • 1983: Tallahassee Open
  • 1986: Mazda Championship
  • 1987: Mauna Lani Invitational
  • 1988: Fuji Electric Grandslam, First National Bank Classic
  • 1989: Fuji Electric Grandslam
  • 1990: Fuji Electric Grandslam, Kintetsu Home Senior, Daikyo Senior Invitational
  • 1991: Kintetsu Home Senior
  • 1998: Office Depot Father-Son Challenge

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Order of the British Empire, Officer: 1972
  • Order of the British Empire, Commander: 1992
  • The New Zealand Order of Merit, Knight Companion: 1999
  • Order of New Zealand: 2011