Who's who in golf - Doug Ford


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Name: - Doug Ford
Country: - USA
Born : - Aug 6, 1922
Original Home/Club: - West Haven, Connecticut
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1949

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [2] : US PGA Championship (1955); The Masters (1957). Ryder Cups (1955, 1957, 1959, 1961).


Top tournaments won by Doug Ford

1981Snr AmericaNYNEX CommemorativeNewport CC, RI208 (-8)$20,000
Played as the Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am (unofficial US Snr Tr event). First-time US Snr Tr winner Ford (USA) beat 69-year-old defending champion Sam Snead (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 16th). [Newport CC, Newport, Rhode Island].
1963Men AmericaCanadian OpenScarboro G&CC, Ont.280 (-4)$9,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ford (USA). [Scarboro G&CC, Toronto, Ont.].
1962Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach286 (-2)$5,300
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 18-22). Ford (USA) beat Joe Campbell (USA) at the first playoff hole. Monday finish after earlier bad weather. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
1961Men America500 Festival OpenBrickyard Crossing273 (-11)$9,000
Played as the "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 25-28; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Defending champion Ford (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) with a 12-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].
1960Men America500 Festival OpenBrickyard Crossing270 (-14)$9,000
Played as the inaugural "500" Festival Open Invitational (May 26-29; held in conjunction with the Indy 500 race week). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ford (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].
1959Men AmericaCanadian OpenIslesmere GC276 (-12)$3,500
Played as the Canadian Open (50th). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA), Art Wall (USA) and Bo Wininger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ford (USA). [GC Islesmere, Sainte-Dorothée Laval, Québec].
1957Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Plum Hollow279$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Ford (USA) beat George Bayer (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. Gene Littler (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Plum Hollow CC, Southfield, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1957Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park280 (-4)$7,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 4-7; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Jay Hebert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ford (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1957Men AmericaPanama OpenPanama GC277 (-11)$2,000
Played as the Panama Open. Won by Ford (USA). [GC de Panama, Panama City, Panama].
1957Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National283 (-5)$8,750
The Masters Tournament (21st) (April 4-7). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ford (USA), who recorded his second major championship victory. Ford holed-out from a greenside bunker to cement his win with a birdie-three at the 72nd hole. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1955Men AmericaAll American OpenTam O'Shanter CC277 (-11)$3,420
Played as the All American Open (aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Leo Biagetti (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ford (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].
1955Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Ford (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1955Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipMeadowbrook CC, Mich.4 & 3$5,000
The US PGA Championship (37th) (July 20-26). Ford (USA) beat Dr Cary Middlecoff (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Ford was competing in his first PGA Championship. [Meadowbrook CC, Northville, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1954Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipStarmount Forest283 (-1)$2,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 1-5). Ford (USA) beat Marty Furgol (USA) by 3 shots in an 18-hole playoff (Ford 72, Furgol 75). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].
1953Men AmericaLabatt OpenSummerlea G&CC265 (-15)$5,000
Played as the inaugural Labatt Open. Second-placed Walter Burkemo (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ford (USA). [Summerlea G&CC, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec].
1953Men AmericaVirginia Beach OpenCavalier Y&CC262 (-14)$2,000
Played as the inaugural Virginia Beach Open (April 16-19). Second-placed Ansel Snow (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ford (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Cavalier Y&CC, Virginia Beach, Virginia; now called Cavalier G&YC].
1952Men AmericaJacksonville OpenHyde Park GC, FL280 (-8)$2,000
Played as the Jacksonville Open (March 21-24). Following a tie at the end of regulation play, Sam Snead (USA) forfeited an 18-hole playoff to 28-year-old Ford (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. Snead's forfeit was based on him not wanting fans to think he won unfairly, following a favourable ruling he received during a penalty incident in the second round. [Hyde Park GC, Jacksonville, FL].

 

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