Who's who: Vic Ghezzi

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Who's who: Vic Ghezzi

  • Name:

    Victor J. Ghezzi
  • Country:

    USA
  • 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
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1932

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1941).

Did you know?

Ghezzi turned pro in 1932 and won his first tournament at Los Angeles CC in 1935, defeating John Revolta in an 18-hole playoff to win the Los Angeles Open. Ghezzi went on to win a total of 11 times on the PGA Tour. His victories included one major title: the 1941 PGA Championship, in which he defeated Byron Nelson in 38 holes in the final match. Ghezzi, was selected to play on three Ryder Cup teams (1939, 1941, and 1943), but each was cancelled due to the Second World War.

Top tournaments won by Vic Ghezzi

1947
America
Starmount Forest
286 (+2)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ghezzi, Vic

Venue

Starmount Forest

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1941
Majors
38th hole
$1,100
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ghezzi, Vic

Score

38th hole

Prize money

$1,100

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ghezzi, Vic

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Four-Ball, a 126-hole round-robin match play tournament with eight two-man teams. Winning team: Ben Hogan (USA) and Vic Ghezzi (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1935
America
285 (+5)
$1,075
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ghezzi, Vic

Score

285 (+5)

Prize money

$1,075

Title sponsor

x

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].

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