Who's who: Ed Furgol

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Who's who: Ed Furgol

  • Name:

    Edward Joseph "Ed" Furgol
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1917-1997]. Born on March 24, 1917 in New York Mills, New York. Died on March 6, 1997 in Miami Shores, Florida (aged 79).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1945

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1954). Ryder Cup (1957).

Did you know?

Furgol was a Polish American, who came from the same town as five-time PGA Tour winner Marty Furgol (1916-2005). They were not related.

Top tournaments won by Ed Furgol

1957
America
Tijuana CC
280 (-8)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Venue

Tijuana CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Agua Caliente Open (Jan 17-20). Ed Furgol (USA) beat Al Besselink (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico].

1956
America
Tripoli CC
265 (-15)
$6,000
Miller Brewing Co.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Venue

Tripoli CC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

Miller Brewing Co.

Played as the Milwaukee (Miller) Open (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ed Furgol (USA). [Tripoli CC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin; from 2016 called the University Club of Milwaukee].

1956
America
271 (-13)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rubber City Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ed Furgol (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1955
America
Columbia CC
279 (-1)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Venue

Columbia CC

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Ed Furgol (USA) beat Peter Thomson (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole, to win the International Trophy for best individual score in the Canada Cup. Flory Van Donck (Belg) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. Team winners of the Cup: Chick Harbert & Ed Furgol (USA). [Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, Maryland].

1954
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Furgol (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).

1954
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
272 (-12)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Feb 4-8). Furgol (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) with a conceded birdie-four at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Earlier, in the 18-hole Monday playoff, Middlecoff bogeyed the par-5 18th to finish with a level par 71. His score was tied when Furgol made a 20-foot birdie putt at the 18th to force a sudden-death playoff. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

1954
Majors
284 (+4)
$6,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Score

284 (+4)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (54th) (Jun 17-19). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furgol (USA). [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

1947
America
213 (-3)
$1,625
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Ed

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$1,625

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 11-13; 54-hole event). Third-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ed Furgol (USA) and George Fazio (USA), who tied for first place. There was no sudden-death playoff in those days. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

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