Who's who: Art Wall Jr

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Who's who: Art Wall Jr

  • Name:

    Arthur Jonathan "Art" Wall Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1923-2001]. Born on Nov 25, 1923 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Died on Oct 31, 2001 in Scranton, Pennsylvania (aged 77).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Honesdale GC, PA.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1950

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (1959). Ryder Cup player (1957, '59, '61). PGA Tour wins (14).

Did you know?

Wall held an enviable world record for many years ... he had a lifetime tally of 45 holes-in-one, which were made during his playing career, casual rounds included.

Top tournaments won by Art Wall Jr

1980
America
Onion Creek
187 (-23)
$35,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Onion Creek

Score

187 (-23)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) & Don January (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tommy Bolt (USA) and Art Wall (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].

1975
America
Tuckaway CC
271 (-17)
$26,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$26,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 2-5). Second-placed Gary McCord (USA) finished 1 shot behind Art Wall Jr (USA), who recorded the last of his 14 PGA Tour wins. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1966
America
Wethersfield CC
266 (-18)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Insurance City Open (Aug 18-21). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Art Wall Jr (USA). [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

1966
America
Valle Arriba GC
276 (-4)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) and Dean Refram (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wall (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1965
America
Panama GC
277 (-11)
$1,600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Panama GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Panama Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) finished 4 shots behind Wall Jr (USA). [GC de Panama, Panama City, Panama].

1965
America
Maracaibo CC
271 (-17)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Maracaibo CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Maracaibo Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA), John Barnum (USA) and Jay Dolan (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Wall Jr (USA). [Maracaibo CC, Maracaibo, Venezuela].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

289 (+1)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Puerto Rico Open (March 5-8; Caribbean tour event). Art Wall Jr (USA) beat Jay Dolan (USA) at the fourth playoff hole. [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$4,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 9-12). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wall (USA). [Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA].

1964
America
Maracaibo CC
280 (-8)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Maracaibo CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Maracaibo Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed and defending champion Jim Ferree (USA) finished 3 shots behind Wall (USA). [Maracaibo CC, Maracaibo, Venezuela].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

276

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished in second place behind Wall Jr (USA). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].

1963
America
Valle Arriba GC
275 (-5)
$1,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Second-placed George Knudson (Can) finished 2 shots behind Wall (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1960
America
269 (-15)
$3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Bob Goalby (USA) and Jay Hebert (USA) finished 6 shots behind Art Wall Jr (USA). [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].

1959
America
Warwick Hills
282 (-6)
$9,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open Invitational (July 2-5, 7). Art Wall Jr (USA) beat Dow Finsterwald (USA) in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff (Wall 71, Finstwerwald 73). Wall recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

1959
Awards
$53,167
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Score

$53,167

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Wall (USA) was the PGA Tour 1959 leading money winner, with earnings of $53,167 on the Tour. Gene Littler (USA) was second on the money list.

1959
Majors
284 (-4)
$15,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (23rd) (April 2-5). Dr Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wall (USA), who stormed through the field on the final day with a round of 66 that included five birdies in the last six holes. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1959
America
279 (-9)
$4,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 15-18). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wall Jr (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

1959
Awards
70.35
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Score

70.35

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Wall (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1959
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Wall Jr. (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1958
America
269 (-15)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rubber City Open Invitational (July 3-6). Art Wall Jr (USA) beat Dow Finsterwald (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win his fifth PGA Tour title. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1958
America
Mt Pleasant GC
276 (-12)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 24-27). Art Wall Jr (USA) beat Jack Burke Jr (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) with a birdie-four at the first playoff hole. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1957
America
Pensacola CC
273 (-15)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Venue

Pensacola CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pensacola Open (March 7-10). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Wall (USA). [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall Jr, Art

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament of Champions (April 22-25). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and defending champion Al Besselink (USA) finished 6 shots behind Wall (USA). [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

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