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Bill Glasson Succeeding on Champions Tour

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ORUJason

Bill Glasson came in 6th in today's tournament. Came in 5th a few weeks back. Is currently 16th in the Charles Schwab Cup standings and has made over $400,000 in just 11 tournaments. Apparently he is finally healthy after 25 surgeries. It is great to see a former ORU golfer and member of the ORU Athletic Hall of Fame succeeding.

http://www.pgatour.c...lian/index.html

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman was just watching the Sr. Players tournament a little bit....great result for Bill Glasson who has had injury problems over the past 20-25 yrs...knees, back and other issues....TheEagleman had to opportunity to meet him at a tournment up near Erie, PA back in the 90's....very nice guy.....glad to see Bill back in contention.....he once had a top 10 in the U.S. Open, I believe....... :clap:

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jmg1984

i noticed this also and am glad for him war an article in schen gazette about his inju ry problems

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theeagleman5

After further research...TheEagleman discovered that Bill won 7 PGA tour tournaments from 1985 thru 1997 including the Kemper, Phoenix and Las Vegas Opens....his best finish in a major was 4th at the 1995 U.S. Open where he briefly the lead at one point in round 1....I remember watching that one at Shinnecock eventually won by Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin who came from behind to beat Greg Norman...Glasson shot a final round 69 to finish four strokes behind Pavin.....we can only imagine what Bill Glasson might have accomplished if not for 25+ surgeries including knees, elbow, back and sinuses.....he is now 52 and still living in Stillwater.....certainly one of the Top 10 accomplished ORU grads in any professional sport..... :clap:

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ORUalum

I think Glasson is also recognized as one of the first PGA golfers to embrace weightlifting and strength training. I saw years ago that Tiger even ackowledged Glasson as one of the reasons he began strength training once he got on tour.

Of course, old school golfers argued that all of Glasson's weightlifting brought on many of his injury problems. I think he maintains that it extended his career rather than harm it.

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theeagleman5

Glasson and Dave Barr are the only two ORU golfers in TheEagleman's recollection to have any success on the PGA Tour.....Barr won a couple of minor tournaments and also had a top 10 in the US Open back in the 80's.....but clearly Glasson was the better player....Bill game after my time at ORU graduation in the early 80's but Barr attended ORU while I was in Tulsa....Dave could really hit the long ball.... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

After further research.....TheEagleman found that Dave Barr actually finished tied for 2nd in the 1985 US Open at Oakland Hills in Michigan (sound familiar?).......no, Greg Kampe was not in the tournament.....current golf analyst Andy North won the 2nd of his two Opens that year and Barr was in it right until the end just one stroke behind.....Barr bogeyed the last two holes....think about that....if he had just finished with two pars....an ORU man would have won the US Open...so close but yet so far.......in addition to his two PGA wins.....Barr also won once on the Champions Tour.....Barr has also been inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame..... :nerd:

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ORUJason

Bill Glasson is tied for 10th at -3 in the Champions Tour event this week at Pebble Beach. Tom Kite is in 1st place at -8. Bill is still within striking distance and should have another nice payday.

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theeagleman5

Thanks for the heads up. Jason....TheEagleman will be watching tonight when the golf channel shows the final round of the Champions tournament from Pebble Beach live at 7pm EDT.....hopefully we will get to see some of Bill......he is at -3 which is five strokes behind leader Tom Kite as Jason pointed out.....a review of his 2012 numbers show that Glasson has entered 13 tournaments and has five top ten finishes......he has made $497,000 so far this season which is pretty good for just six months...if he can get a win or at least a few five finishes he has a shot at cracking the $1 million mark.....purses are a lot lower on the Champions Tour than the regular PGA Tour.....winner on the PGA generally win about $1million or more for a single event....On the Champions Tour a winner generally gets in the $250,000 range.....still, not chopped liver......best of luck to Bill today!..... :clap:

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theeagleman5

Glasson has roared out with 3 birds in his first seven holes today to get to 6 under....he is now only two strokes behind leaders Tom Kite and Gary Hallberg.....still plenty of golf to be played.... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Glasson still at -6 thru 11 and now 3 strokes behind leader Kirk Triplett....the tournament is currently live on the Golf Channel..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Bill Glasson finishes the Nature Valley First Tee Invitational at Pebble Beach in a tie for 3rd at 6 under.....four strokes back of first time winner Kirk Triplett....another nice paycheck for Bill putting over 1/2 million $ for the year....he's going to win one sooner or later in 2012..... :clap:

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ORUJason

Around about hole 14 or 15 Bill got to -8 within one stroke of the lead but couldn't quite pull it off. Still a great effort by the former Titan.

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theeagleman5

Glasson pocketed a nice check of $101,400 for his 3rd place finish.....not bad....not bad at all....he's now over $598,000 for the year...... :clap:

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Bogus Smith

Glasson pocketed a nice check of $101,400 for his 3rd place finish.....not bad....not bad at all....he's now over $598,000 for the year...... :clap:

That's about half of what you make, isn't it Eagleman?? :?:

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theeagleman5

Ouch....that hurts, Bogus...... :blink: ......maybe about half of what I make since Clinton left office.......... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Glasson does not appear to be in this weeks U.S. Senior Open....perhaps he didn't qualify.... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Bill has taken the last 3 weeks off but is entered in the 3M Championship starting tomorrow in Minnesota.....he should be rested and ready to play some solid golf.....Glasson is due for a win on the Champions Tour..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Glasson is 3 under after the first two rounds shooting a 70 on Friday and a 71 today.....he is 11 strokes off the lead tied for 36th and in contention for the championship tomorrow.... :|

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theeagleman5

Glasson fires a final round 4 under 68 to finish at -7 in the 3M tournament in Minnesota....players are still out on the course but he's going to finish in the top 30.....not a bad paycheck for Bill this weekend.... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Bill Glasson is entered in this weekends' Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, NJ....TheEagleman will follow his progress and comment on his attempt to pick up his first victory on the Champions Tour..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Glasson is at 3 under par after 17 holes in the weather suspended Dick's Sporting Goods Open....Bill is tied for 7th place and he is four strokes behind leader Bernhard Langer......still a long way to go..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Glasson finished his round by getting a birdie on 18 this morning shooting a 68....he has just begun round two and is 3 shots behind co-leaders Bernhard Langer, Wille Wood and Kenny Perry.....TheEagleman isn't positive but I think Wood played his college golf at OSU..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Yes....Willie Wood was an All-American at OSU back in the late 70's and makes his home in Edmond, OK......wouldn't it be great to have an ORU-OSU playoff on Sunday afternoon..... :nerd:

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theeagleman5

Bill shot a 69 today to finish at 7 under par tied for 7th place.....he is five strokes behind leader John Huston.....former OSU star Willie Wood is at -9 just ahead of Glasson.....if Bill can fire a good round tomorrow he has an excellent shot to get into the top five....or maybe even win if Huston falls apart.... :nerd:

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