Name:Robert george "Bob" Goalby
Born:March 14, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois.
Original/Home Club:St Clair CC (firstly as a caddie).
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
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