Who's who: Charles Coody

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Who's who: Charles Coody

  • Name:

    Billy Charles Coody
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 13, 1937 in Stamford, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1963

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (1971). Ryder Cup (1971). Multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner. 3 PGA Tour wins, 5 Champions Tour wins.

Top tournaments won by Charles Coody

1998
America
192 (-24)
$150,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

192 (-24)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

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].

1996
America
271 (-9)
$165,000
du Maurier

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

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].

1994
America
188 (-28)
$100,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

188 (-28)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

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].

1991
America
204 (-12)
$75,000
Transamerica

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Transamerica

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].

1991
America
193 (-17)
$60,000
NYNEX

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

193 (-17)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

NYNEX

Played as the NYNEX Commemorative. Second-placed Don Massengale (USA) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA). [Sleepy Hollow CC, Scarborough, New York].

1990
America
249 (-39)
$70,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

249 (-39)

Prize money

$70,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

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].

1990
America
Tanglewood, NC
202 (-14)
$202,500
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$202,500

Title sponsor

Vantage

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].

1989
America
205 (-11)
$45,000
General Tire

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

General Tire

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].

1973
Europe
289 (+5)
£14,625
John Player

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

£14,625

Title sponsor

John Player

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].

1973
Europe
Kings Norton GC
281 (-7)
£2,250
WD & HO Wills

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Venue

Kings Norton GC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£2,250

Title sponsor

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].

1971
Majors
279 (-9)
$25,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

141 (+1)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1969
America
Aurora CC
271 (-9)
$22,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Venue

Aurora CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1964
America
Dallas, GC of
271 (-13)
$5,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Venue

Dallas, GC of

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$5,800

Title sponsor

x

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].

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