Jim Albus

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Jim Albus
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name James Christian Albus
Born (1940-06-18) June 18, 1940 (age 82)
Staten Island, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sarasota, Florida
College Bucknell University
University of California, Los Angeles
Turned professional 1968
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
Champions Tour 6
Other 13
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T30:1984
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T65: 1984

James Christian Albus (born June 18, 1940) is an American professional golfer.

Albus was born in Staten Island, New York. He attended first New Dorp High School, and went on to Bucknell University, where he was a successful baseball player. It was while he was at college that he took up golf, which was unusually late for a future pro. He transferred to UCLA and graduated in 1965. He turned professional in 1968, spent many years working as a club professional, and won only minor tournaments before turning fifty. His success has come at senior level on the Champions Tour, where he has won six tournaments, including one senior major, the 1991 Senior Players Championship.

Professional wins (19)

Regular career wins (11)

Champions Tour wins (6)

Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 9, 1991 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship −9 (66-74-69-70=279) 3 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Charles Coody,
United States Dave Hill
2 Feb 21, 1993 GTE Suncoast Classic −7 (68-68-70=206) 2 strokes United States Don Bies, United States Gibby Gilbert
3 Mar 13, 1994 Vantage at The Dominion −8 (68-67-73=208) 1 stroke United States George Archer, Australia Graham Marsh,
United States Lee Trevino
4 Aug 7, 1994 Bank of Boston Senior Golf Classic −13 (67-66-70=203) 2 strokes United States Bob Brue, United States Raymond Floyd
5 Mar 12, 1995 SBC presents The Dominion Seniors −11 (71-65-69=205) 3 strokes United States Raymond Floyd, United States Jay Sigel
6 Feb 15, 1998 GTE Classic −6 (68-69-70=207) 1 stroke Spain José Maria Cañizares, South Africa Simon Hobday,
United States Kermit Zarley

Champions Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 GTE Northwest Classic South Africa Simon Hobday Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1994 Golf Magazine Senior Tour Championship United States Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole
3 1995 Senior Tournament of Champions United States Jim Colbert Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Other senior wins (2)

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1991 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship −9 (66-74-69-70=279) 3 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Charles Coody, United States Dave Hill

Results timeline

Results may not be in chronological order

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Senior PGA Championship DNP DNP T22 T7 T38 T10 DNP T27 T39 T39
U.S. Senior Open T27 T29 T26 T35 T2 T29 T27 DNP CUT T13
The Tradition DNP DNP T28 T17 T15 T54 T65 DNP T53 T45
Senior Players Championship DNP 1 T18 T15 2 T35 T54 48 T24 T37
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Senior PGA Championship T51 79 CUT CUT 69 CUT 75 CUT
Senior British Open Championship - - - CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open T47 T59 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Tradition T43 T55 T44 T42 T78 T67 T63 70
Senior Players Championship T60 T10 T30 T48 T58 75 DNP DNP

Note: The Senior British Open Championship did not become a major until 2003.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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