Buddy Marucci is a FOX Sports golf analyst offering his thoughts from the course as well as the studio.
A CAREER AMATEUR
Marucci is a veteran of over 60 USGA championships and widely regarded as one of the greatest career amateur golfers of the modern era. He won the 2008 U.S. Senior Amateur, but he is perhaps best known for his runner-up finish in the 1995 U.S. Amateur, where he battled Tiger Woods to the final hole in match play. Marucci also participated in four Walker Cups, two as a player and two as a non-playing captain. He is a four-time Pennsylvania State Amateur champion, winning in 1982, 1983, 1987 and 1991. Marucci played collegiate golf at the University of Maryland.
MAIN LINE BORN & RAISED
In addition to his four state amateur titles, Marucci has been influential in bringing high-caliber golf to Pennsylvania. Marucci grew up just across the street from Merion Golf Club and is a long-time member, so he was a vociferous advocate for bringing the U.S. Open Championship back to the club for the first time since 1981. The USGA considered the proposal and decided that the 113th U.S. Open Championship would be played at Merion Golf Club. Marucci served as Vice Chair of the event.
Marucci was born in Malvern, Pa. A member of the golf team, he graduated from the University of Maryland in 1974. He currently resides in Villanova, Pa.