Who's who in golf - Bob Goalby


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Name: - Bob Goalby
Country: - USA
Born : - Mar 14, 1929
Original Home/Club: - Illinois
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1952

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : The Masters (1968). PGA Tour wins (11). Ryder Cups (1963). Senior PGA Tour wins (2).


Top tournaments won by Bob Goalby

1983Snr AmericaUtah ShowdownJeremy Ranch256 (-32)$25,000
Played as the Shootout at Jeremy Ranch (unofficial two-man better-ball event; Snr Tr player paired with a PGA Tr player). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) & Jim Nelford (Can) finished 1 shot behind (USA) behind Bob Goalby (USA) & Mike Reid (USA). [Jeremy Ranch G&CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
1982Snr AmericaCanada Snr OpenSt Charles CC273 (-15)$31,500
Played as the Peter Jackson Champions (June 24-27). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA), who recorded the second of his two Snr PGA Tour wins. [St Charles CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba].
1981Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipMarlborough CC208 (-2)$25,000
Played as the inaugural Marlborough Classic. Second-placed Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Goalby (USA). [Marlborough CC, Marlborough, Massachusetts].
1970Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town280 (-4)$20,000
Played as the Heritage Classic. Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind Goalby (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1968Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National277 (-11)$20,000
The Masters Tournament (32nd) (April 11-14). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA). De Vicenzo should have tied with Goalby on 277, but he incorrectly signed for a 4 on the 17th hole in the final round, when he had actually made a birdie 3. The signed scorecard could not be amended, meaning De Vicenzo missed out on the chance of a playoff. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1967Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenRiverwalk GC, CA269 (-15)$13,200
Played as the San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA). [Riverwalk GC, San Diego, CA; at the time known as Stardust CC].
1962Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipWethersfield CC271 (-13)$5,300
Played as the Insurance City Open. Goalby (USA) beat Art Wall Jr (USA) with a birdie at the seventh playoff hole. A year earlier the event also went to a seven hole playoff. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
1961Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park275 (-9)$7,500
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Eric Brown (Scot) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Goalby (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1958Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipStarmount Forest275 (-9)$2,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 10-13). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA), Don January (USA), Tony Lema (USA), Sam Snead (USA) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Goalby (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].

 

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