Bart Bryant was an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. He is being reported to have passed away on Tuesday, May 31, in a car accident at the age of 59.
Bart Bryant Career
Bryant was born in Gatesville, Texas, and studied at the New Mexico State University where he was a two-time All-American and a member of the golf team. He was the son of a Baptist pastor. He started pursuing professional golf in 1986. His first PGA Tour win was on his 187th start, the 2004 Valero Texas Open. At the time, Bryant was 41 years old and had just starts remaining on a major medical extension when he arrived at LaCantera Golf Club in 2004 for the Valero Texas Open.
His entire career has been plagued by injuries and he graduated from PGA Tour Q School six times before. He was off and on the TOUR for the next decade, playing just six full seasons between 1991 and 2003 and cracking the top 125 on the money list just once.
Bart Bryant after 2005 would go on to post just seven more top-10s on TOUR as the injuries that delayed his success quickly took it from him. He did finish runner-up to Jim Furyk at the 2006 RBC Canadian Open and Woods at the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, which was Woods’ fifth consecutive win on TOUR. Woods had to sink a 24-foot birdie putt on the final hole to do it, however.
Bart Bryant’s Wife Donna
Bryant is survived by his wife Donna and daughters Kristen and Michelle. Bryant was married to his first wife Cathy Cox for 34 years until she died of brain cancer in April 2017.
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Bart Bryant Brother
He has an older brother named Brad Bryant who is also a professional golfer. Bryant’s only win on the PGA Tour came at the age of forty at the 1995 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, which took 20 years and 475 starts to achieve, one of the longest waits for a PGA Tour win.
Bart Bryant Death & Cause
Bryant passed away o Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the age of 59. His cause of death was listed as a car accident. Confirming his death, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in a statement, “The PGA TOUR is saddened by the tragic passing of Bart Bryant and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
The statement further read, “The Bryants have been a part of the PGA TOUR family for over four decades and we are grateful for the impact and legacy he made on our organization and countless communities. Bart will be dearly missed.”