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Tournament results: American Classic

Results for the American Classic are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1976
America
274 (-14)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, David

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the (last) American Golf Classic (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Lou Graham (USA) finished 4 shots behind David Graham (Aus). [North course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1975
America
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

American Golf Classic not played in 1975, as Firestone CC hosted the US PGA Championship.

1974
America
281 (+1)
$34,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Colbert, Jim

Score

281 (+1)

Prize money

$34,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (June 20-23). Jim Colbert (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-5 16th ... "the 615 yd monster"). Gay Brewer (USA) and Forrest Fezler (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1973
America
273 (-7)
$32,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crampton, Bruce

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$32,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (June 21-24). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA), Bob Murphy (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bruce Crampton (Aus). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1972
America
Yancey, Bert
276 (-4)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Yancey, Bert

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (July 20-23). Bert Yancey (USA) beat Tom Ulozas (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (230-yd par-3 15th), to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1971
America
Heard, Jerry
275 (-5)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Heard, Jerry

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Dale Douglas (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old Jerry Heard (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1970
America
Beard, Frank
276 (-4)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Beard, Frank

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Tommy Aaron (USA), Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Frank Beard (USA), who recorded his 10th PGA Tour win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1969
America
268 (-12)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (July 24-27). Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 4 shots behind Raymond Floyd (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1968
America
280 (E)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 8-11). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat PGA Tour rookie Lee Elder (USA) at the fifth playoff hole (par-4 17th), to win for the second consecutive week. Frank Beard (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1967
America
276 (-4)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 3 shots behind Arnold Palmer (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1966
America
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

American Golf Classic not played in 1966, as Firestone CC hosted the US PGA Championship.

1965
America
280 (E)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geiberger, Al

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Al Geiberger (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1964
America
275 (-5)
$7,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Venturi, Ken

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 20-23). Second-placed Mason Rudolph (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ken Venturi (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1963
America
Pott, Johnny
276 (-4)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pott, Johnny

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 22-25). Second-placed and defending champion Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Johnny Pott (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1962
America
276 (-4)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Mason Rudolph (USA) finished 5 shots behind Arnold Palmer (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1961
America
278 (-2)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural American Golf Classic (Aug 24-27). Jay Hebert (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 2nd), to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

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