Robert Wrenn (golfer)

Robert Wrenn
Personal information
Full name Robert Brenaman Wrenn Jr.
Born (1959-09-11) September 11, 1959 (age 60)
Richmond, Virginia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Richmond, Virginia
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1981
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Highest ranking 86 (July 2, 1989)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T25: 1988
PGA Championship T40: 1987
U.S. Open T26: 1989
The Open Championship DNP

Robert Brenaman Wrenn Jr. (born September 11, 1959) is an American sportscaster and golf course design consultant; he is a former professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Wrenn was born in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was an all-ACC member of the golf team in each of his four years from 1978–1981. He turned pro in 1981.

Wrenn played in 308 PGA Tour events between 1982 and 1998 with 15 top-10 finishes including a victory at the 1987 Buick Open. He established the tournament record of 262 (26-under-par), which still stands. In fact, at the time this was only one stroke off the all-time PGA Tour record in a 72-hole tournament.[2] His best finish in a major was T-25 at The Masters in 1988.[3] Toward the end of his playing career, Wrenn played some on the Nationwide Tour. His best two finishes in that venue, both in 1995, were a T-2 at the NIKE South Carolina Classic and a T-3 at the NIKE Tri-Cities Open.

After retiring from professional golf, Wrenn became a golf broadcaster in various forums including ESPN. He is also active in golf course design consultant work. He has collaborated with Lester George, a golf course architect, to design several award-winning courses including The Colonial Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Wrenn is involved with The First Tee, a charitable organization which gives kids an opportunity to play golf who otherwise would not be able to learn the game. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Kathy, and two sons Tucker and Jordan Wrenn.

Amateur wins

Professional wins

PGA Tour wins

Other wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Masters Tournament T25
U.S. Open CUT T26 87
PGA Championship T40 T52 CUT

Note: Wrenn never played in The Open Championship

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also


  1. ^ "Week 26 1989 Ending 2 Jul 1989" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Bio on PGA Tour's official site
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-03.

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