Bob Rankin, while at Ohio State University, competed in three NCAA tournaments.
1955 was a big year for him when he won the Ohio Golf Association State Championship, the Columbus District Championship, and also qualified for the US Amateur.
In 1962, he won the Florida State Amateur Championship. Other Florida Championship wins include the Four Ball Championship in 1969, the Gasparilla Invitational in 1968 and 1969, and the Lakewood Invitational Championship in 1969. He also won the Senior version of these championships in 1993 and 1994.
Bob also proved himself a great competitor in the Senior circuit. He won the Florida State Senior Golf Association in 1987, 1988 and 1991, and the Florida State (USGA) Championships in 1992 and 1994.
He was the US Senior Challenge Champion in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1993. He qualified for the US Senior Amateur in 1991 and 1992.
It was only fitting for this great champion to be named “Man of the Year” by the US Senior Challenge in 1992.