Bo Van Pelt was born on this day in 1975. An American professional golfer who has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Van Pelt was born in Richmond, Indiana. He attended Oklahoma State University where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Van Pelt initially started his career on the Nationwide Tour and won the Omaha Classic, his first and only Nationwide Tour title, in 2003 after shooting a final round of 62. He now plays on the PGA Tour and captured his maiden victory in 2009 at the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee, beating John Mallinger in a sudden death playoff on the second extra hole. He won the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia in 2011, an Asian Tour event and an unofficial PGA Tour event. He carded a final round seven under 64 to romp to a six stroke victory and finish at 23 under par. On April 8, 2012, he scored a tournament low 64 in the 2012 Masters Tournament, propelling him up the leaderboard to a final tie for 17th place.
Van Pelt claimed his first victory on the European Tour in October 2012, when he won in Australia at the ISPS Handa Perth International. He won by two strokes over fellow American Jason Dufner, having taken a one stroke advantage into the final round.
His father, Bob, was selected in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles after a collegiate football career as a center at Indiana University.