About Bruce Lietzke
Bruce Lietzke was a well-known professional American golfer.
Bruce Lietzke was born on July 18 in Kansas City. The year of his birth in the United States was 1951. On July 28, 2018, he passed away in Athens, Texas, in the United States.
His full name was Bruce Alan Lietzke. Bruce Lietzke was best known as the winner of 13 tournaments between 1977-1994 in the PGA Tour and two tournaments on the Canadian Open.
Bruce's highest-end in a major championship was the second position, three strokes after John Daly, at the 1991 PGA Championship. He won seven champions tours in the Champions tour with US Senior Open in 2003, his only senior major victory. He also participated in the Ryder Cup of 1981.
Bruce Lietzke's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was Bruce Lietzke’s net worth?
Bruce Lietzke's net worth was about $3 million.
How much did Bruce Lietzke earn per year?
Bruce Lietzke's earnings per year were almost $400,000.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was Bruce Lietzke?
Bruce Lietzke was 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.
How old was Bruce Lietzke?
At the time of his death, Bruce Lietzke was 67 years old.
Childhood And Education
Bruce Lietzke was born on July 18, in Kansas City, the United States, in 1951. In 1960, Bruce Lietzke and his parents relocated to Beaumont, where he remained until 1977. Unfortunately, there is no information available about his parents' names. But he had an older brother whose name was Duane. Bruce was an American national, and his zodiac sign was cancer. Bruce Lietzke died on July 28, 2018, in Athens, Texas.
Bruce joined Forest Park High school and graduated from there in 1969. And then, he joined the University of Houston, located in Houston, Texas. In 1973, he graduated from the University of Houston and became a pro in 1974.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was Bruce Lietzke’s partner?
Bruce Lietzke was married to his wife, Rose Lietzke. They had two children together, a daughter named Christine Lietzke and a son, Stephen Lietzke.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Lietzke's brother Duane is credited with teaching him to play golf when he was five years old. When he initially began golfing, he learned a lot about his game. A local Beaumont professional, Henry Homberg, also had a major influence on his game. The Tucson Open of 1977 was his first victory on PGA Tour.
Lietzke won the Hawaiian Open by three shots in 1977, which was his second career PGA Tour victory. Wadkins was Lietzke's opponent, and he beat Tom Watson, Pate, Hal Sutton, Raymond Floyd, Andy Bean, Corey Pavin, Gene Littler, and Crenshaw.
Bruce Lietzke won three tournament victories on the 1981 PGA Tour. In the Golf Club of Walton Heath, he was a winning 1981 US Ryder Cup squad member.
Lietzke's highest PGA Tour finish was a solitary second-place finish at the PGA Championship of 1991. Greg Norman won the 1992 Canadian Open in Oakville, Canada, against him. Lietzke was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive kind of brain cancer, in April 2017.
The 1981 British Open champion Bill Rogers, Bruce Lietzke's brother-in-law Jerry pate, and two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw accompanied Lietzke to the hospital for treatment early on.
Bruce Lietzke was best known for his successful career as an American professional golfer.
Lietzke was a big follower of the Parkersburg, West Virginia-based Sour Mash Open. He took part in the event several times. The Sour Mash Open Golf Tournament Committee created the Bryce-Lietzke-Martin Scholarship Fund in 1990 in tribute to the trio comprising Dr. John Coyle Bryce, Larry Martin, and Bruce Lietzke.
What awards did Bruce Lietzke win?
In the PGA Tour, Bruce Lietzke won 13 tournaments. Bruce won the Canadian open title in 1978 and the Canadian Open title in 1982. He was also the winner of the 1981 Ryder Cup.
Bruce Lietzke’s Hobbies And Interests
Lietzke was a classic automobile collector who built a garage of 11 vehicles at his house to house his extensive collection, including a 1987 Buick GNX and a yellow Corvette Stingray convertible of 1967.
His favorite entertainer was Bruce Springsteen, and his favorite athlete was Don Garlits.
Other Interesting Bruce Lietzke Facts And Trivia
- Born on July 18, 1951, in Kansas City, Texas, in the USA, Bruce Lietzke died aged 67 in Athens on July 28, 2018.
- Bruce Lietzke won 20 PGA Tour and Champions Tour tournaments, including the 2003 US Senior Open.
- The last time Lietzke remembers hitting a golf ball was in the 2011 Watson tournament.
- His best friend was Bill Rogers at the Champions Tour.
- He never played more than 25 PGA Tour events in a single season after 1988.
- Bruce, the golf player, was the two-time RBC Canadian Open winner in 1978 and 1982.
- Bruce Lietzke never finished lower than 74th in the money standings. Lietzke competed in 506 PGA Tour tournaments.
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