Loren Roberts
Loren Roberts
Sport: Men's Golf
Inducted: 1998

One of the most recognized names on the Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour, Loren Roberts has eight PGA Tour victories since turning professional in 1975. In 1997, he qualified for his fourth consecutive Tour Championship. In 1994, Roberts was the runner-up at the U.S. Open following a dramatic 20-hole, sudden-death playoff against Ernie Els.

Along with that performance in 1994, he played on the inaugural President's Cup team, had nine top-109 finishes, finished the year sixth on the PGA Tour Money List and won the PGA Tour Putting Title. In 1995, he earned his way onto the Ryder Cup team posting a 3-1 record and won his second consecutive Nestle Invitational (1994-1995).

Nicknamed "Boss of the Moss" for his putting prowess, Roberts had two wins in 1996 at the MCI Classic and Greater Milwaukee Open and followed that up in 1997 with nine top-10 finishes and a win at the CVS Charity Classic.

A two-time Senior British Open winner, Roberts was 110-for-110 as of July 2010 in career cuts made since moving to the Champions Tour in 2006. He earned his 20th professional victory in late June 2010 at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.

Through July 2010, Roberts earned $9,931,665 in five seasons on the Champions Tour and $25,086,432 in career earnings, including $15,154,767 since joining the PGA Tour in 1981.

The San Luis Obispo High School graduate and Cal Poly golfer in the mid-1970s earned the Charles Schwab Cup in2009 as the leading player on the Champions Tour.

Roberts still holds the record for a round by a professional in any USGA event with a 62 in the 2006 U.S. Senior Open at Hutchinson, Kansas.

Loren was raised in San Luis Obispo. He lives in Germantown, Tennessee with his wife Kimberly and two children.