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Tournament results: Lucky Intl. Open

Results for the Lucky Intl. Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1969
America
Spray, Steve
269 (-15)
$20,000
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Spray, Steve

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the San Francisco Open Invitational (Oct 23-26). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Steve Spray (USA), who recorded his only PGA Tour win. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1968
America
269 (-15)
$20,000
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Oct 31-Nov 3). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Don Massengale (USA) finished 4 shots behind Billy Casper (USA), who recorded his 40th PGA Tour win. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1967
America
(not played)
n/a
n/a
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Score

n/a

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

Lucky International Open not played in 1967.

1966
America
273 (-11)
$8,500
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Venturi, Ken

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$8,500

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) finished 1 shot behind 34-year-old Venturi (USA), who recorded the last of his 14 PGA Tour wins ... on the course where he learned the game. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1965
America
278 (-6)
$8,500
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$8,500

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Jan 28-31). 25-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native George Archer (USA) beat Bob Charles (NZ) with an eight-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole, to claim the first of his 13 PGA Tour wins. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1964
America
272 (-12)
$7,500
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rodriguez, Chi Chi

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Jan 23-27). Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) beat Don January (USA) in a playoff, to record his second PGA Tour win. Monday 18-hole playoff scores: Rodriguez 70, January 71. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1963
America
276 (-8)
$9,000
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Burke, Jack Jr

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 3 shots behind 39-year-old Jack Burke Jr (USA), who recorded the last of his 16 PGA Tour wins. [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1962
America
274 (-10)
$9,000
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Littler, Gene

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Lucky International Open (Jan 25-28). Second-placed George Knudson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gene Littler (USA). [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

1961
America
272 (-12)
$9,000
Lucky Lager

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

Lucky Lager

Played as the Inaugural Lucky International Open (Jan 26-29). Second-placed George Bayer (USA) and Don Whitt (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gary Player (S Africa). [Harding Park GC, San Francisco, Calif. Now known as TPC Harding Park].

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