Name:Billy Charles Coody
Born:July 13, 1937 in Stamford, Texas.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 20-22; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Charles Coody (USA) & Dale Douglass (USA) beat Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) & David Graham (Aus) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole. [GC of Amelia Island, Summer Beach, Florida].
Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 7-9; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Coody (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
Played as the du Maurier Champions (June 13-16; last played in 1986). Second-placed Larry Mowry (USA) finished 1 shot behind Coody (USA), who recorded the last of his five Snr PGA Tour wins. [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball event, which reverted to team vs individual scoring). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) & Jim Dent (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) & Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dale Douglass (USA) & Charles Coody (USA). [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Transamerica Senior Golf Championship (Oct 18-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Coody (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].
Played as the NYNEX Commemorative. Second-placed Don Massengale (USA) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA). [Sleepy Hollow CC, Scarborough, New York].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Defending champions and second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) & Harold Henning (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Dale Douglass (USA) & Charles Coody (USA), whose 249 set a new tournament record for 72-hole score. [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Vantage Championship. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
Played as the General Tire Las Vegas Classic. First-time US Snr Tr winner Coody (USA) beat Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].
Played as the John Player Classic (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
WD & HO Wills
Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament (Sept 5-8). Second-placed Jack Newton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Coody (USA). [Kings Norton GC, Alvechurch, nr Birmingham].
The Masters Tournament (35th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Coody (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 11/12; unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event for the season's four major championship winners ... or substitutes). First (on 141): Charles Coody (USA; Masters). Second (142): Jack Nicklaus (USA; US PGA). Third (143): Bruce Crampton (Aus; Western Open). Fourth (146): Lee Trevino (USA; British Open and US Open). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Cleveland Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Charles Coody (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Aurora CC, Aurora, nr Cleveland, OH].
Played as the Dallas Open Invitational (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Jerry Edwards (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Coody (USA). [GC of Dallas, Dallas, TX; at the time called Oak Cliff CC].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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