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Devlin, Bruce

Golf Professional and Golf Course Architect

Professional golfer, broadcaster, course designer and philanthropist, Australian-born Bruce Devlin amassed 40 world-wide wins in his professional career. As a young man, he followed his father and began an apprenticeship in plumbing. It wasn’t until a tragic accident took his father’s arm that he began playing golf at age 13. As a fine amateur player, Bruce enjoyed a great deal of success with wins at the Australian Amateur and Australian Open before turning 23. In 1958, as a member of the Australian team, he won team and individual honors at the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy played at the Old Course in St. Andrews. He turned pro in 1961 and won his first international event in 1962. Over his career, he also achieved eight victories on the U.S. PGA Tour. In 1972, he earned $119,768 and finished eighth on the money list. Bruce was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2014. Bruce is one of only four golfers to have scored a double eagle at the Masters Tournament. He achieved this in the first round of the 1967 Masters, holing a 4-wood from 248 yards on the par-5 8th hole. His last victory came on the Senior PGA Tour in 1995. At the end of the 1998 golf season, he retired from the Senior PGA Tour to concentrate on his Golf Course Architecture and Design business and his commitment to ESPN's Golf Telecasts. He worked for NBC from 1977 to 1982 and ESPN from 1983 to 1987. Bruce currently serves as Board Chairman for The Devlin Foundation and is an active volunteer with The Ben Hogan Foundation.

Jan. 30, 2022

100 Episodes In - Looking Back, Moving Forward

With 100 episodes behind us, we reflect back on our podcast experiences since our beginning in April, 2021 and look ahead to what…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Bruce Devlin - Part 4 (Life After the Tour)

Bruce Devlin looks back on his work after the PGA Tour which included a brief stint on the Senior Tour. He caught the course desi…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Bruce Devlin - Part 3 (The Majors)

Bruce Devlin takes us back in time to review his record in golf's major championships which included 16 top-ten and 30 top-25 fin…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Bruce Devlin - Part 2 (The Tour Life)

Bruce Devlin looks back on his favorite wins on the PGA Tour including the time he got a quick lesson from Jack Nicklaus and then…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Bruce Devlin - Part 1 (The Early Years)

Listen as Bruce Devlin recounts his early life and his introduction to golf after his father loses an arm in an auto wreck. From …

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April 13, 2021

Bruce Devlin - "So, Which One's Bruce Devlin?" SHORT TRACK

Playing as the defending champion in the Bob Hope Desert Classic in 1971, Bruce Devlin is paired with Charlie Sifford and Pete Br…

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April 13, 2021

Bruce Devlin - "Bob Hope & Dean Martin" SHORT TRACK

Winner of 40 professional events and podcast co-host Bruce Devlin recounts his win in the 1970 Bob Hope Desert Classic. He recall…

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April 12, 2021

Devlin's Billabong - SHORT TRACK

Did you know that the water hazard fronting the 18th green at Torrey Pines - South Course is known as "Devlin's Billabong?" Get t…

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