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Sam Burns

Professional Golfer

Tyler, LA, USA

Sam Burns

Sam’s Biography

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sam Burns is an American professional golfer whose first season on the PGA Tour was in 2019.

In only his fifth start of his rookie season on the Korn Ferry Tour, Sam won the 2018 Savannah Golf Championships, his first professional victory. Sam’s 2021 season is already off to a good start, with T7 finishes at the Safeway Open and Vivint Houston Open. In both tournaments, Sam held leads after the second round, as well as after the third round of the Houston Open.
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sam Burns is an American professional golfer whose first season on the PGA Tour was in 2019. In only his fifth start of his rookie season on the Korn Ferry Tour, Sam won the 2018 Savannah Golf Championships, his first professional victory. Sam’s 2021 season is already off to a good start, with T7 finishes at the Safeway Open and Vivint Houston Open. In both tournaments, Sam held leads after the second round, as well as after the third round of the Houston Open.

Sam played very well throughout the 2020 season and qualified for the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row, buttressed by five top-25s. His best finishes came at The American Express (T6), where he also notched his career-low round of 63, the Wyndham Championship (T13), and the Workday Charity Open (T17). He finished the season ranked 111th in the FedEx Cup.

In 2019, Sam notched his first top-5 finish on the PGA Tour, with a T3 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He shot an impressive 15-under, tying with Carlos Ortiz. Sam represented the United States as a member of the winning 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup team. As an amateur, he competed and finished tied for sixth in the PGA Tour's 2017 Barbasol Championship.

As a member of the Louisiana State University golf team, Sam had four victories in 15 collegiate tournaments, leading him to be honored as the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year. Sam was also individual state champion three times and was named AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2014.

Sam’s Sponsors

Callaway Golf Company is an American sporting goods company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells golf equipment, golf accessories and golf lifestyle-related products worldwide.
Adidas is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Germany. Adidas designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world.
NetJets is the world's largest private jet company, offering fractional aircraft ownership, private jet leases, and private jet card programs.
Origin Bank, formerly known as Community Trust Bank, has been committed to serving the local community since 1912. Helping people, small businesses, and large companies grow and prosper throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi through the strong focus on customer service.
MasterCard Incorporated is a technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, governments and businesses across the world, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment.
Endpoint security software that defends every endpoint against every type of attack, at every stage in the threat lifecycle.

Sam’s Team

Coach
Brad Pullin
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Caddie
Travis Perkins
Agent
Brett Falkoff
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Agency

Sam’s Stats

43
FedEx Cup Ranking
151
Official World Golf Ranking
69.99
Scoring Average
317.5
Driving Distance
Sam’s Social Media

Sam’s Career Highlights

Sam’s Philanthropy

Feeding Louisiana, a part of Feeding America, is working with every parish throughout the state of Louisiana to address food shortages and food access issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Movember is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. It funds groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.

Sam’s Newsfeed

Burns leads by two shots at Vivint Houston Open
Burns birdied all three par-5 holes in a bogey-free 65 to reach 7 under. "It takes a lot of discipline around here,”...
6 Nov 2020
Sanderson Farms Championship Preview
Sam Burns: The Texas trend is nice at this event but why not go even closer with Burns who grew up in Shreveport. Back in...
29 Sep 2020
Inside the Field: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
Take a look atr how the field qualified for the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship as of 9/18/2020.
18 Sep 2020

Other Business Interests

Sponsored by Adidas and Callaway, the Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship is an event in partnership with the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour and Louisiana Golf Association.

Sam’s Career

2017 – Present
The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America.

Sam’s Education