|Full name||Roger Lin Maltbie|
|Born||June 30, 1951|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Los Gatos, California|
|College||San Jose City College|
San Jose State University
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1987|
|PGA Championship||T14: 1983|
|U.S. Open||T32: 1983|
|The Open Championship||T26: 1977|
Maltbie was born in Modesto, California and grew up in San Jose. He attended James Lick High School where he was a teammate of former PGA Tour player Forrest Fezler. Maltbie attended San Jose City College (1970-1971), and then went on to San Jose State University; he was a member of the golf team at both institutions.
Maltbie turned professional in 1973, joined the PGA Tour in 1974, and played on the Tour full-time from 1975 to 1996. He won five official tour events between 1975 and 1985, including back-to-back wins in his first full year. After his win at the 1975 Pleasant Valley Classic, Maltbie left his $40,000 winner's check behind in a bar.
In his second year on tour, Maltbie won the inaugural Memorial Tournament by defeating Hale Irwin on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff. On the playoff's third hole, an errant shot by Maltbie seemed headed for the gallery when it hit a stake causing the ball to bounce onto the green instead.
Maltbie had 55 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour. In 1985, he won two tournaments, earned $360,554, and finished 8th on the money list. His best finish in a major was T4 at the 1987 Masters Tournament. Maltbie calls losing that tournament the biggest disappointment of his career.
Since 1991, Maltbie has worked as an on-course reporter and analyst for NBC Sports. In this role, he has become well known as a jovial good-natured figure. His signature element is a "golf whisper", necessitated by the fact that Maltbie generally stands much closer to the green than other on-course reporters. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens, both contested at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, NBC ran features in which Maltbie spent a night camping out with several golfers while waiting in the infamous line to play Bethpage's Black Course, the first municipal course to host the U.S. Open.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Jul 13, 1975||Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open||74-65-72-64=275||-9||1 stroke||Dave Eichelberger|
|2||Jul 20, 1975||Pleasant Valley Classic||72-71-67-66=276||-8||1 stroke||Mac McLendon|
|3||May 30, 1976||Memorial Tournament||71-71-70-76=288||E||Playoff||Hale Irwin|
|4||Jun 9, 1985||Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic||70-63-72-70=275||-9||Playoff||George Burns, Raymond Floyd|
|5||Aug 25, 1985||NEC World Series of Golf||65-69-68-66=268||-12||4 strokes||Denis Watson|
PGA Tour playoff record (2-1)
|1||1976||Memorial Tournament||Hale Irwin||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
|2||1985||Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic||George Burns, Raymond Floyd||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
|3||1986||Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open||Mac O'Grady||Lost to par on first extra hole|
this list may be incomplete
|The Open Championship||T26|
|The Open Championship||T43|
|The Open Championship|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|The Players Championship||T21||T3||T55||CUT||T45||5||T68||CUT||T27||T48||CUT||T51||T41||WD||CUT||CUT||CUT||T35||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place