Who's who: Dave Marr

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Who's who: Dave Marr

  • Name:

    David Francis "Dave" Marr Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1933-1997]. Born on Dec 27, 1933 in Houston, Texas. Died on Oct 5, 1997 in Houston, Texas (aged 63).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1953

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1965); Ryder Cup (1965).

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Marr will be remembered not just as an excellent golfer of his time, but also for his wonderful golf commentating on television. In latter years he and Peter Alliss teamed up for some of the best golf commentary heard on the BBC.

Top tournaments won by Dave Marr

1965
Awards
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PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Marr, Dave

Venue

Score

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Prize money

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Title sponsor

PGA of America

Marr (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1965
Majors
280 (-4)
$25,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Marr, Dave

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (47th) (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Marr (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, nr Pittsburgh, PA].

1961
America
Broadmoor GC, WA
265 (-15)
$3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Marr, Dave

Venue

Broadmoor GC, WA

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Seattle Open (Sept 14-17; last played in 1945). Dave Marr (USA) beat Jacky Cupit (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) with a birdie-four at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his three PGA Tour titles. [Broadmoor GC, Seattle, WA].

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