Who's who: George Knudson

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  • Knudson, George
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Who's who: George Knudson

  • Name:

    George Alfred Christian Knudson
  • Country:

    Canada
  • 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.
  • Turned Pro:

    1958

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (28), including PGA Tour (8). Came joint second in the 1969 Masters Tournament, one shot behind George Archer. World Cup of Golf winner with Al Balding (1968).

Did you know?

One of Canada's top golfers of all-time. Along with Mike Weir, who also had eight PGA Tour wins, Knudson holds the record as the most prolific Canadian winner on the PGA Tour.

Top tournaments won by George Knudson

1972
America
271 (-17)
$30,000
Kaiser Intl.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Kaiser Intl.

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1968
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
272 (-12)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1966
Japan
Tokyo Yomiuri CC
272 (-16)
$1,000
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Tokyo Yomiuri CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1964
America
Valle Arriba GC
277 (-3)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Ramon Sota (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$4,300

Title sponsor

x

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].

1963
America
Panama GC
280 (-8)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Panama GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

1962
America
280 (-4)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Berwind

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

1962
America
Maracaibo CC
286 (-2)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Maracaibo CC

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Maracaibo Open (Caribbean tour event). Knudson (Can) beat Jim Ferree (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Maracaibo CC, Maracaibo, Venezuela].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

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].

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