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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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