12 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Burns

Get to know the American, Sam Burns, a little better here.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Burns
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12 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Burns

Sam Burns has been a PGA Tour player since 2019, and is establishing himself as a player to watch. The American enjoyed a successful amateur career before turning professional in 2017. Here are 12 things you didn't know about Sam Burns.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Burns

1. Samuel Holland Burns was born on the 23rd July 1996 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

2. The American went to Calvary Baptist Academy and then Louisiana State University.

3. Burns was a three-time individual state champion and was named AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2014.

4. In his sophomore season, he won four tournaments in 15 collegiate starts, and was named the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

5. Burns' hobbies include fishing, hunting and watching American football.

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6. The American made his PGA Tour debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2017, where he finished T43.

7. In 2018, playing the Honda Classic on a sponsor's exemption, Burns was paired with Tiger Woods in the final round. He actually beat Woods on the day by two-shots.

8. In his debut year on the Korn Ferry Tour, Burns won the Savannah Golf Championship and sealed his spot on the PGA Tour.

9. His best calendar year on Tour so far was 2021, in which he won twice, at the Valspar Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship.

10. In December 2019, Burns married his lifelong partner, Caroline Campbell.

11. In 2019, Burns played a round with President Donald Trump.

12. Burns has multiple sponsors, including Callaway, Adidas, Netjets and Mastercard. The American has a full Callaway bag, including an Odyssey putter.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22