American golfer Bo Van Pelt is an American golfer who currently plays on the PGA tour. Born on May 16, 1975, in Richmond, Indiana, Van Pelt played amateur golf and won three amateur titles, among them the Indiana Boys State Junior in 1991 and the Northern Amateur in 1995. Van Pelt comes from a family of athletes. His father was a fifth-round draft pick for the NFL Philadelphia Eagles in 1967.
He attended university in Oklahoma State and graduated with a degree in General Business in 1998, the same year when he turned pro. He started playing on the PGA soon after. However, he captured his first victory after almost a decade on the tour, when he won the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee in 2009. Van Pelt also played on the nationwide tour and won the Omaha Classic in 2003.
His best finish on the PGA in the year was 3rf at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Van Pelt ranks T86th in putting average on the tour. Other tournaments where he competed in during the year include the Waste Management Phoenix Open where he placed T18 and the World Golf Championship –Accenture Match Play Championship. He also played at the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Insurance.
In 2011, Van Pelt was able to participate at the Masters Tournament as well as the US Open, and was able to reach T8 and T14 of the championships respectively.
Van Pelt currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his wife are actively involved with the efforts of Habitat for Humanity.