Who's who: Dick Mayer

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Who's who: Dick Mayer

  • Name:

    Alvin Richard "Dick" Mayer
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1924-1989]. Born on Aug 28, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. Died on June 2, 1989 in Palm Springs, California (aged 64).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1949

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1957)

Did you know?

Mayer undertook his apprenticeship as a golf professional with renowned player and teacher Claude Harmon (father of Butch Harmon) at the very prestigious Winged Foot GC in New York.

Top tournaments won by Dick Mayer

1965
America
273 (-15)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (May 13-16). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) and Billy Martindale (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dick Mayer (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1957
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Mayer (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).

1957
Majors
282 (+2)
$7,200
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Score

282 (+2)

Prize money

$7,200

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (57th) (Jun 12-15). Mayer (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Mayer 72 (+2), Middlecoff 79 (+9). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].

1957
Awards
$65,835
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Score

$65,835

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Mayer (USA) was the PGA Tour 1957 leading money winner, with earnings of $65,835 on the Tour. Doug Ford (USA) was second on the money list.

1957
America
Tam O'Shanter
279 (-9)
$50,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 8-11; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) and Al Balding (Can) finished 1 shot behind Dick Mayer (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1956
America
Cobbs Creek GC
269 (-3)
$4,000
Philadelphia Daily News

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Cobbs Creek GC

Score

269 (-3)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

Philadelphia Daily News

Played as the (second and last) Philadelphia Daily News Open (June 21-24). Dick Mayer (USA) beat Bud Holscher (USA) with a birdie-three at the second playoff hole. [Cobbs Creek GC, Philadelphia, PA].

1955
America
Hillcrest CC, MO
271 (-17)
$4,000
KCGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Hillcrest CC, MO

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

KCGA

Played as the Kansas City Open (May 19-22). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) finished 6 shots behind Mayer (USA). [Hillcrest CC, Kansas City, MO].

1953
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA), Doug Ford (USA) and Charlie Bassler (USA) finished 4 shots behind 29-year-old Dick Mayer (USA), who recorded the first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

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