Rob was born January 12, 1980, in Salem, MA., the son of James and Karen Oppenheim. He was raised in Andover, MA., along with older brother Ken and younger sister Jill. He currently resides in Orlando, FL. with his wife Lacey and children Zoey and James.
After graduating from Andover High School in 1998, Rob went south to Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. to further his education and golf career. At Andover, he played golf, basketball, and baseball. In 1999, after finishing in the final 16 at the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach, he began to visualize a future in professional golf.
Rob’s golf career at Rollins reached a highlight in 2002 when his team won the Division II National Championship. Rob sank the birdie putt on the final hole enabling Rollins to win by one shot. He was named the Division II Player of the Year. He was a four-time All-American and was selected to the USA collegiate international team that competed in Japan. Rob has been inducted to the Hall of Fame at both Andover High School (baseball, basketball, golf) and Rollins College (golf).
After winning the 2002 Massachusetts Amateur, Rob began his career as a professional. He has played on numerous golf tours such as the Canadian, Cleveland, New England, Hooters, Tar Heel, Moonlight, and others along with many state and regional opens. In 2005, he was the Cleveland Tour Player of the Year and in 2006 he finished second on the Canadian Tour Order of Merit. Rob’s titles include the New Hampshire Open (2005, 2009), Massachusetts Open and Bangor, Maine Open (2007), Canadian Tour (Austin, Texas and Mazatlan, Mexico) 2006, and Web.com Air Capital Classic, Wichita, Kansas (2015).
Rob’s journey to the PGA Tour has been one of desire and perseverance. Rob played on the Web Tour from 2010 until finally securing a PGA Tour card in 2016 by the slimmest of margins. Rob finished the final stage in 25th place. In 2017 Rob returned to the Web.com Tour after the last tournament of qualifying was canceled by hurricane Matthew. Rob earned his PGA Tour card for the 2018 season after finishing 27th during the regular season.
Rob played the Korn Ferry Tour during 2019 and secured a return to the PGA Tour for 2020. Rob was one of those featured on the Golf Channel’s “Quest for the Card” after enduring the pressure of the Korn Ferry playoffs.
Rob is a big fan of Boston sports and especially loves his Patriots.