Name:Victor J. Ghezzi
Lived:[1910-1976]. Born on Oct 19, 1910 in Rumson, New Jersey. Died on May 30, 1976 in Miami Beach, Florida (aged 65).
Original/Home Club:Deal G&CC, NJ
Played as the Dapper Dan Open (July 15-18; last played in 1939). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA), who recorded the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. [Alcoma CC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; now called 3 Lakes GC].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 20-23). Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Ghezzi (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].
The US PGA Championship (24th) (July 7-13). Ghezzi (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 38 holes in the final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
Played as the North & South Open (March 23-25). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 11-15). Ghezzi (USA) beat Johnny Revolta (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Ghezzi 73, Revolta 75). Ghezzi and Revolta decided to evenly split the first and second place prize money. [Los Angeles CC, Los Angeles, CA].
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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