Steve Melnyk's Bio

Steve Melnyk was born in Brunswick, Ga., on February 26, 1947. He won the 1965 Georgia State Open at age 18. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1969 with All-American honors for nine collegiate wins. Mr. Melnyk won the U.S. Amateur, the British Amateur, the Eastern Amateur, and was a member of the 1969 and 1971 Walker Cup teams. In 1971, when he won the British Amateur title, he became one of the few men ever to have won both the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur crowns. He joined the PGA Tour in 1972 and competed for 10 years until a 1982 elbow injury precluded further professional competition. In 1992, he joined ABC Sports as a co-host of golf broadcasts. He was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame, and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.