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  • Marco Simone GC (Italy); host of the Ryder Cup 2023
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  • Prince's GC, England
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  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open

Tournament results: 500 Festival Open

Results for the 500 Festival Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (June 6-9; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and defending champion Frank Beard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Billy Casper (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years, and third time in total. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

1967
America
Beard, Frank
279 (-9)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Beard, Frank

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (July 6-9). Second-placed Rod Funseth (USA) and Rives McBee (USA) finished 3 shots behind Frank Beard (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win of 1967. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$16,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (July 28-31). Second-placed Richard "R.H." Sikes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Billy Casper (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

1965
America
Twin Lakes
279 (-5)
$15,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crampton, Bruce

Venue

Twin Lakes

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$15,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 24-27; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Jacky Cupit (USA) and Lionel Hebert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bruce Crampton (Aus). [Twin Lakes GC, at the time known as Greentree GC, Carmel, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 27-31; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gary Player (RSA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Finsterwald, Dow

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 31-Jun 3; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Tommy Aaron (USA), Julius Boros (USA), Tony Lema (USA) and Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dow Finsterwald (USA), who recorded the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 24-27; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed George Bayer (USA) and Jerry Steelsmith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Billy Casper (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ford, Doug

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 25-28; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Defending champion Doug Ford (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) with a 12-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ford, Doug

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 26-29; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind Doug Ford (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

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