Who's who: Bob Goalby

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Who's who: Bob Goalby

  • Name:

    Robert george "Bob" Goalby
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 14, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois.
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Clair CC (firstly as a caddie).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1952

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (1968). PGA Tour wins (11). Ryder Cup player (1963). Senior PGA Tour wins (2).

Did you know?

The son of a coal miner, Goalby gained his first experiences of golf as a caddie at the nearby St Clair Country Club.

Top tournaments won by Bob Goalby

1983
America
Jeremy Ranch
256 (-32)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Venue

Jeremy Ranch

Score

256 (-32)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shootout at Jeremy Ranch (unofficial two-man better-ball event; Snr Tr player paired with a PGA Tr player). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) & Jim Nelford (Can) finished 1 shot behind (USA) behind Bob Goalby (USA) & Mike Reid (USA). [Jeremy Ranch G&CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

1982
America
273 (-15)
$31,500
Peter Jackson

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$31,500

Title sponsor

Peter Jackson

Played as the Peter Jackson Champions (June 24-27). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA), who recorded the second of his two Snr PGA Tour wins. [St Charles CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba].

1981
America
Marlborough CC
208 (-2)
$25,000
Marlborough CC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Venue

Marlborough CC

Score

208 (-2)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

Marlborough CC

Played as the inaugural Marlborough Classic. Second-placed Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Goalby (USA). [Marlborough CC, Marlborough, Massachusetts].

1970
America
280 (-4)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Heritage Golf Classic (Nov 26-29). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind Goalby (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1968
Majors
277 (-11)
$20,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (32nd) (April 11-14). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA). De Vicenzo should have tied with Goalby on 277, but he incorrectly signed for a 4 on the 17th hole in the final round, when he had actually made a birdie 3. The signed scorecard could not be amended, meaning De Vicenzo missed out on the chance of a playoff. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$13,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA). [Riverwalk GC, San Diego, CA; at the time known as Stardust CC].

1962
America
Wethersfield CC
271 (-13)
$5,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$5,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Insurance City Open. Goalby (USA) beat Art Wall Jr (USA) with a birdie at the seventh playoff hole. A year earlier the event also went to a seven hole playoff. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

1961
America
275 (-9)
$7,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Eric Brown (Scot) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Goalby (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1958
America
Starmount Forest
275 (-9)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Goalby, Bob

Venue

Starmount Forest

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 10-13). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA), Don January (USA), Tony Lema (USA), Sam Snead (USA) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Goalby (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].

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