Name:George Alfred Christian Knudson
Lived:[1937-1989]. Born on June 28, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Died on Jan 24, 1989, aged 51.
Original/Home Club:St Charles CC
Occupation:Professional golfer, golf writer and instructor.
Played as the Kaiser International Open Invitational (Oct 19-22). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 3 shots behind George Knudson (Can). [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA].
Played as the Tucson Open Invitational (Feb 22-25). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) and Frank Boynton (USA) finished 1 shot behind George Knudson (Can), who also won the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open a week earlier. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 15-18). Second-placed Jack Montgomery (USA), Sam Carmichael (USA) and defending champion Julius Boros (USA) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (May 11-14). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind George Knudson (Can). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
Played as the International Trophy (Nov 11-14; best individual 72-hole score at the Canada Cup). George Knudson (Can) beat Hideyo Sugimoto (Japan) with a birdie-two at the second playoff hole. Team winners of the Canada Cup: Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (USA). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Ramon Sota (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].
Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 19-22). George Knudson (Can) beat Mason Rudolph (USA) with a 40-foot chip shot for an eagle-three at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, OR].
Played as the Panama Open (Caribbean Tour event). Second-placed Ernie Vossler (USA) and Joe Jimenez (USA) finished 4 shots behind Knudson (Can). [GC de Panama, Panama City, Panama].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (March 1-4; Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA), Al Geiberger (USA), Don Whitt (USA) and Henry Williams Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind George Knudson (Can). [Berwind CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico].
Played as the Maracaibo Open (Caribbean tour event). Knudson (Can) beat Jim Ferree (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Maracaibo CC, Maracaibo, Venezuela].
Played as the Coral Gables Open (Dec 7-10). Second-placed Gay Brewer Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old George Knudson (Can), who recorded the first of his eight PGA Tour wins. [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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