Who's who: George Archer

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Who's who: George Archer

  • Name:

    George Archer
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1939-2005]. Born on Oct 1, 1939 in San Francisco, California. Died on Sept 25, 2005 in Incline Village, Nevada (aged 65).
  • Original/Home Club:

    San Meteo H.S.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (1969). Total professional wins (44), including PGA Tour (13) and Senior PGA (Champions) Tour (8).

Did you know?

After turning his attention from basketball to golf at high school, Archer turned professional at the age of 24 and enjoyed a successful career on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. His most notable win came at the 1969 Masters Tournament.

Top tournaments won by George Archer

2001
America
Gaillardia G&CC
214 (-2)
$142,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Gaillardia G&CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$142,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Oct 26-28; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for the top 16 golfers aged 60 and above; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Archer (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].

2000
America
207 (-9)
$199,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$199,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 21-23; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA), Dana Quigley (USA), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded the last of his 19 Snr PGA Tour wins. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

1998
America
Egypt Valley CC
199 (-17)
$150,000
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Egypt Valley CC

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic (Aug 14-16). Second-placed Jim Dent (USA) finished 5 shots behind Archer (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].

1995
America
Mesa Verde CC
199 (-11)
$120,000
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Mesa Verde CC

Score

199 (-11)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the inaugural Toshiba Senior Classic (March 17-19). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) and Tom Wargo (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].

1995
America
Upper Montclair CC
205 (-11)
$142,500
Cadillac/NFL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$142,500

Title sponsor

Cadillac/NFL

Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (May 12-14). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].

1994
America
TPC Prestancia
203 (-13)
$50,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

TPC Prestancia

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler Cup (individual prize) (Feb 25-27; lowest individual 54-hole score during USA vs Internationals senior professional team event; eight players per team). Won by the Internationals team. Archer (USA) pocketed an additional $50,000 for the lowest individual 54-hole score: 203 (-13). [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].

1993
America
Highlands GC, The
199 (-14)
$82,500
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Highlands GC, The

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic. Archer (USA) beat Jim Colbert (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole; Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [The Highlands GC, Grand Rapids, Michigan].

1993
America
199 (-14)
$82,500
Ping

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Ping

Played as the Ping Kaanapali Classic. Archer (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) and Lee Trevino (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

1993
America
Rancho Murieta
202 (-14)
$90,000
Raley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Rancho Murieta

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Raley

Played as the Raley's Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].

1993
America
Stonebridge, IL
133 (-11)
$90,000
Ameritech

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Stonebridge, IL

Score

133 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Ameritech

Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (July 16-18). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA), Simon Hobday (RSA) and Dick Rhyan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). Final round cancelled due to rain and lightning. [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].

1992
America
Greystone G&CC
208 (-8)
$105,000
Bruno's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Bruno's

Played as the inaugural Bruno's Memorial Classic (Aug 14-16). Second-placed Rocky Thompson (USA) and Jack Kiefer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

1992
America
Stonebriar CC
211 (-5)
$60,000
Murata

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Murata

Played as the Murata Reunion Pro-Am. Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1992
America
Meadow Brook, NY
205 (-11)
$67,500
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Jim Albus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1991
America
Broadmoor CC, IN
199 (-17)
$67,500
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Broadmoor CC, IN

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE North Classic (Aug 30-Sep 1). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Broadmoor CC, Indianapolis, IN].

1991
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

George Archer (USA) and Mike Hill (USA) jointly won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1991
America
Meadow Brook, NY
204 (-12)
$67,500
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Larry Laoretti (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Archer (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1991
America
Rancho Murieta
206 (-10)
$67,500
Raley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Rancho Murieta

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Raley

Played as the Raley's Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].

1990
America
Inglewood GC, WA
205 (-15)
$52,500
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Inglewood GC, WA

Score

205 (-15)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Northwest Classic. Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA). [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, Washington].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

MONY

Played as the MONY Senior Tournament of Champions (Jan 4-7; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) and Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded his second Snr PGA Tour win. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1990
America
Rancho Murieta
204 (-12)
$60,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Rancho Murieta

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].

1990
America
Meadow Brook, NY
208 (-8)
$67,500
Northville

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Northville

Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) and Charles Coody (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1989
America
Fairway Oaks, TX
209 (-7)
$45,000
Gatlin Bros.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Fairway Oaks, TX

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Gatlin Bros.

Played as the inaugural Gatlin Brothers Southwest Senior Classic (Oct 13-15). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Archer (USA) beat Orville Moody (USA) and Jimmy Powell (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].

1984
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
270 (-14)
$63,000
Bank of Boston

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Boston

Played as the Bank of Boston Classic (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Frank Conner (USA) and Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 6 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 PGA Tour wins. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1972
America
272 (-12)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (Mar 30-Apr 2). Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

1972
America
270 (-14)
$25,000
Glen Campbell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

Glen Campbell

Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season-opener). Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) and Dave Hill (USA) in an 18-hole playoff, to post his tenth PGA Tour win. Playoff scores: Archer 66, Aaron 68, Hill 68. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1971
America
Wethersfield CC
268 (-16)
$22,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Hartford Open Invitational. Archer (USA) beat Lou Graham (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

1971
America
272 (-16)
$30,000
Andy Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Andy Williams

Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Archer (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

1969
Majors
281 (-7)
$20,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (33rd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA), Billy Casper (USA) and George Knudson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA), who recorded his first (and only) major championship win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1969
America
283 (-5)
$25,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA), Dale Dopuglass (USA) and Howie Johnson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Argentine Masters (Torneo de Maestros). Bob Goalby (USA) finished in second place behind Archer (USA). [Olivos GC, Pablo Nogués, Buenos Aires].

1968
America
Pensacola CC
268 (-20)
$16,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Pensacola CC

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$16,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pensacola Open (March 22-25). Second-placed Dave Marr (USA) and Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational. Second-placed Bert Yancey (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1967
America
267 (-17)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed and defending champion Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

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