Sam Burns

Sam Burns

Height: 6'1" (1.85 m)
Weight: 185 (83 kg)
Age: 26 (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 2025-26)

Career Victories

PGA TOUR Victories (4):
2021 (1) Valspar Championship. 2022 (3) Sanderson Farms Championship, Valspar Championship, Charles Schwab Challenge.
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:

#1 : 2022 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#9 : 2022 John Deere Classic

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,512,000 : 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights

Won three titles and advanced to the TOUR Championship for the second consecutive season, finishing No. 24 in the FedExCup standings. With victories coming at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Valspar Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge, was one of five players to win three or more times on the season. Marked his fourth consecutive season qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs. Finished the FedExCup Regular Season No. 3 in the FedExCup standings, earning a bonus of $2.4 million via the Comcast Business TOUR TOP 10. Was one of three players to finish the Regular Season in the top 10 in 2021 and 2022, along with Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas. Earned one of the six automatic qualifying spots for the United States in the 2022 Presidents Cup.

Sanderson Farms Championship - Won the Sanderson Farms Championship to earn his second PGA TOUR victory in his 87th start at the age of 25 years, 2 months, 10 days. Victory came in his first start of the season and fifth start at Sanderson Farms Championship, site of his professional debut (T43/2017). At 22-under, became the first player with a 72-hole total of 22-under or better at the Sanderson Farms Championship since the event moved to Country Club of Jackson in 2014. Moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his PGA TOUR career. Led the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (1.538 per round). Valspar Championship - Won the Valspar Championship for the second consecutive year, earning his third career PGA TOUR victory and second of the season. Defeated Davis Riley with a birdie on the second hole (par-4 16th), making a 32-foot, 6-inch putt. Became the second player in tournament history to successfully defend a title, joining Paul Casey (2019), and fourth multiple winner of the event. Became the fourth player to earn multiple victories during the season. Improved to 1-1 in playoffs on the PGA TOUR. Held a share of the lead after the first round, becoming the second defending champion to hold the 18-hole lead/co-lead on the season. Improved to 1-for-6 with the 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Finished runner-up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Billy Horschel, earning his third career runner-up on TOUR. Charles Schwab Challenge - Earned his third victory of the season at the Charles Schwab Challenge, winning in a playoff over Scottie Scheffler, who entered the week as World No. 1 and the FedExCup leader. Entered the final round trailing by seven strokes before recording a 5-under 65 to force the playoff with Scheffler, becoming the second consecutive TOUR winner to trail by seven after 54 holes (Justin Thomas/PGA Championship). Became the second player in tournament history to win after facing a deficit of seven strokes or more entering the final round (Nick Price/7/1994). Made a 38-foot, 2-inch birdie putt from off the green on the first playoff hole to win, becoming the first player to hole his final shot from off the green and win the event since Matthew Wolff at the 2019 3M Open. RBC Canadian Open - Finished T4 at the RBC Canadian Open, his sixth top-five of the season. Led the field in Greens in Regulation Percentage (80.56 percent) and Par-3 Scoring Average (2.80).

National Team Selections

Presidents Cup : 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup : 2017

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 2 - 1)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 110 345 4 3 2 22 42 73 34 3 $14,604,743
2022 24 80 3 1 8 14 18 6 23 $7,073,986
2021 26 84 1 2 1 8 13 19 6 1 18 $5,160,030
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

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
2022 T26 CUT T20 T27 T42
2021 CUT W/D T76 T2 (P)
2020 CNL
2019 T29
2018 T41
2016 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 T20 T19 24
2021 T21 8 T18
2020 CUT


  • 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.