Bob Heintz – from PGA Media Guide
Nationwide Tour Victories
(2) 1999 NIKE Shreveport Open, NIKE TOUR Championship.
Current Year Nationwide Tour Money and Position
Current Year Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
7–Chitimacha Louisiana Open Pres’d by Dynamic Industries, T10–ING New Zealand PGA Championship, T5–The Rex Hospital Open, T9–BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs
Current Year Nationwide Tour Best Round
64 at Round 1, Mark Christopher Charity Classic Pres’d by County of San Bernardino
Current Year Nationwide Tour
Made the cut in 17 of 28 starts on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, with four top-10 finishes. After missing the first two cuts of the year, came back strong with consecutive top-10 performances at the ING New Zealand PGA Championship (T10) and the Chitimacha Louisiana Open (seventh). His third top-10 finish of the year was a T9 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, finishing four strokes behind winner Ken Duke. Was 11-under-par 273 at The Rex Hospital Open, good enough for a T5.
Best PGA TOUR Finishes
T5–2005 Valero Texas Open.
Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
1–1999 NIKE Shreveport Open, NIKE TOUR Championship.
Best 2005 PGA TOUR Finishes
T5–Valero Texas Open
Best 2005 Nationwide Tour Finishes
T49–The Rex Hospital Open
2005 Season PGA TOUR
Tournaments Entered–24; in money–9; Top 10 finishes–1
2005 Season Nationwide Tour
Tournaments Entered–2; in money–2; Top 10 finishes–0
2005 Season Highlights
Member of Nationwide Tour in 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003-04 and 2006. Member of PGA TOUR in 2000, 2002 and 2005. Rejoined the PGA TOUR in 2005 after a T21 finish at PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament. Finished the season No. 171 on the money list, with his lone top-10 at the Valero Texas Open (T5). Finished
77th on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2004, with top-10s at the Lake Erie Charity Classic (T7) and the Pete Dye West Virginia Classic (T8). Made the cut in 17 of 25 Nationwide Tour events in 2003, with two top-10 and seven top-25 finishes. His efforts landed him No. 44 on the final money list, with $104,903. Best tournament showing was a T2 at the Lake Erie Charity Classic, where a 12-under-par 276 total left him one shot behind tournament winner Guy Boros. Led the Tour in Putts Per Round, with a 27.67 average. Finished No. 192 on the 2002 PGA TOUR final money list, with $127,346. Made the cut in six of 28 tournaments. Snapped a streak of 17 missed cuts with a season-best T14 finish at the season-ending Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Led PGA TOUR in Putting in 2002, with a record 1.682 mark. Recorded one top-10 during his rookie campaign on the 2000 PGA TOUR, a T10 at the B.C. Open. His best round of the year, a 65, came in the second round of that event. A two-time winner on the 1999 Nationwide Tour, playing his best on difficult golf courses. Earned his first win at the Shreveport Open, winning by one over Joel Edwards and Craig Bowden. Earned $40,500 for his win at Shreveport to jump from No. 105 to No. 7 on the money list. Shared the second- and third-round leads the following week at the South Carolina Classic. Fired a final-round 72 in Florence to finish second. Named Player of the Month for April. Shared the lead every day at the Tour Championship. Canned a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Marco Dawson. Used a birdie on the same hole to defeat Dawson on the first extra hole and collect a record $72,000, moving him from No. 16 to No. 6 on the final money list. His victory propelled him to October Player of the Month honors. Medalist at the 1999 U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Atlanta. Fired rounds of 73-77 at Pinehurst and missed the cut by three strokes. Made one cut in 13 events, the Wichita Open, during his first season on the Nationwide Tour. Rookie of the Year on the 1998 Hooters Tour, finishing No. 2 on that Tour’s money list, with $101,221. Won the 1998 Decatur Championship on the first playoff hole by making a 60-foot birdie putt.
From January 1996 through March 1997, gave up on golf to pursue career as a financial analyst. List heroes as Jack Nicklaus in golf and former President George Bush in politics. Dad brought him to local muni at age 6 to learn golf.