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Tournament results: Thunderbird Invtl

Results for the Thunderbird Invtl 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)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational (which in 1960 evolved into the first Bob Hope Classic). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) and Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1958
America
269 (-15)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Venturi, Ken

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Venturi (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Demaret, Jimmy

Score

273

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Defending champion Demaret (USA) beat Mike Souchak (USA) and Ken Venturi (USA) in a playoff. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Demaret, Jimmy

Score

269

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Second-placed Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 1 shot behind Demaret (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1955
America
Mayfield, Shelley
270
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayfield, Shelley

Score

270

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Mayfield (USA) beat Mike Souchak (USA) in a playoff. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1954
America
Haas, Fred
268
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Haas, Fred

Score

268

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Second-placed Marty Furgol (USA), Chandler Harper (USA) and Bo Wininger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Haas (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Demaret, Jimmy

Score

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Ben Hogan (USA) finished in second-place behind Demaret (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Thunderbird Invitational. Won by E.J. "Dutch" Harrison. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

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