Name:Thomas Henry "Tommy" Bolt
Lived:[1916-2008]. Born on March 31, 1916 in Haworth, Oklahoma. Died on Aug 30, 2008 in Cherokee Village, Arkansas aged 92.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) & Don January (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tommy Bolt (USA) and Art Wall (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
Played as the World Professional Senior's Golf Championship (Sept 7; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions). Bolt (USA) beat John Panton (Scot) at the 39th hole. [Bide-a-Wee GC, Portsmouth, Virginia].
PGA of America
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Pete Fleming (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bolt (USA). [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL. at the time known as Champions course, PGA National GC].
Played as the Pensacola Open (March 9-12). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Bolt (USA), who recorded the last of his 15 PGA Tour wins. [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Memphis Open Invitational (June 2-5). Bolt (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Bolt 68, Hogan 69, Littler 71). [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].
Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 1-4). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tommy Bolt (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
The US Open (58th) (Jun 12-14). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Bolt (USA). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
Played as the Eastern Open (July 25-28). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) and Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind 38-year-old Tommy Bolt (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].
Played as the Tucson Open (Feb 10-13). Second-placed Bud Holscher (USA) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Tommy Bolt (USA), who holed a 30-foot eagle putt on the final hole to seal the win. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
Played as the Convair San Diego Open (Jan 20-23). Second-placed Johnny Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bolt (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Riverwalk GC, San Diego, CA; at the time known as Mission Valley CC].
Played as the inaugural Rubber City Open (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 5 shots behind Tommy Bolt (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Insurance City Open (June 24-28). Tommy Bolt (USA) beat Earl Stewart (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff. Bolt, on 63 after 17 holes, came to the par-4 18th with a one shot lead, and watched Stewart drive his tee shot out of bounds. Bolt was on the 18th green in two, within easy range of a par four, while Stewart was putting for six. Stewart picked-up and conceded the playoff in the middle of a heavy rain shower. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
Played as the Tucson Open (Jan 29-Feb 1). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tommy Bolt (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
Played as the San Diego Open (15-18). Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bolt (USA). [San Diego CC, Chula Vista, CA].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 4-8). Tommy Bolt (USA) beat Jack Burke Jr (USA) and E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Bolt 69, Burke 71, Harrison 74). This was Bolt's second PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the (50th and last) North & South Open (Nov 7-11). Second-placed John Barnum (USA) finished 3 shots behind 33-year-old Tommy Bolt (USA), who recorded the first of his 15 PGA Tour wins. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
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.
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