Sam Burns

Sam Burns

Height: 6'1" (1.85 m)
Weight: 185 (83 kg)
Age: 25 (July 23, 1996)
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
Residence: Choudrant, Louisiana
Family: Wife, Caroline

Education: Louisiana State University
Turned Professional: 2017
City plays from: Shreveport, LA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2021 (1) Valspar Championship.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2018 (1) Savannah Golf Championship.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#5 : 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#32 : 2021 Olympic Men's Golf Competition

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,242,000 : 2021 Valspar Championship (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
Safeway Open - Held a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Safeway Open before finishing T7. Marked his first lead/co-lead after any round on the PGA TOUR. 36-hole score of 129 was his first such score of 130 or better. Vivint Houston Open - Led after the second and third rounds of the Vivint Houston Open en route to a T7. Co-led the field in Par-5 Scoring Average (4.33). The Genesis Invitational - Held the outright lead after each of the first three rounds of The Genesis Invitational before finishing solo-third. Led by five strokes after the second round, becoming the first player in tournament history to hold a 36-hole lead of five strokes or more and the first to do so in a PGA TOUR event since Brooks Koepka at the 2019 PGA Championship (7). 36-hole score of 130 was the fourth such score in tournament history and first since Mike Weir and Shigeki Maruyama in 2004. Valspar Championship - Earned his first PGA TOUR title in his 76th career start, winning the Valspar Championship by three strokes over Keegan Bradley. At 24 years, 9 months, 9 days, became the youngest winner of the Valspar Championship since Jordan Spieth in 2015 (21). Was tied for the lead with Bradley after the second and third rounds. Led the field in Par-5 Scoring Average (4.06). AT&T Byron Nelson - In his first start after winning the Valspar Championship, held the solo-lead after the second and third rounds of the AT&T Byron Nelson before finishing solo-second, the first runner-up of his PGA TOUR career. Carded a 10-under 62 in the second round, the first sub-63 score of his career on TOUR. Led the field in Par-5 Scoring Average (4.06).

National Team Selections


Arnold Palmer Cup : 2017

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 82 249 1 1 2 12 24 51 28 3 $6,222,966
2021 22 68 1 1 1 6 9 15 6 1 13 $3,852,238
2020 19 58 1 5 11 8 111 $757,500
2019 26 78 1 3 6 16 8 2 94 $1,117,312
2018 11 35 1 3 8 3 $495,916
2017 1 (A) 4 1 1 1
2016 1 (A) 2 1
2015 2 (A) 4 2
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession Genesis Scottish Open
2021 CUT W/D T76
2020 CNL
2019 T29
2018 T41
2016 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 CUT

Personal


  • Watching David Toms win 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational is his favorite golf memory.
  • Loves to hunt and fish.
  • Is passionate about charities helping those with Juvenile Diabetes. Best friend is a type 2 diabetic.