Who's who in golf - Ed Furgol


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Name: - Ed Furgol
Country: - USA
Lived : - 1917 - 1997
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1954

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US Open (1954). Ryder Cup (1957).


Top tournaments won by Ed Furgol

1957Men AmericaAgua Caliente OpenTijuana CC280 (-8)$2,000
Played as the Agua Caliente Open (Jan 17-20). Furgol (USA) beat Al Besselink (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico].
1956Men AmericaRubber City OpenFirestone CC271 (-13)$3,000
Played as the Rubber City Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furgol (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1955Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Columbia CC279 (-1)$2,500
Ed Furgol (USA) beat Peter Thomson (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole, to win the International Trophy for best individual score in the Canada Cup. Flory Van Donck (Belg) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. Team winners of the Cup: Chick Harbert & Ed Furgol (USA). [Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, Maryland].
1954Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ272 (-12)$2,000
Played as the Phoenix Open (Feb 4-8). Furgol (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) with a conceded birdie-four at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Earlier, in the 18-hole Monday playoff, Middlecoff bogeyed the par-5 18th to finish with a level par 71. His score was tied when Furgol made a 20-foot birdie putt at the 18th to force a sudden-death playoff. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1954Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Furgol (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).
1954Men MajorsUS OpenBaltusrol GC284 (+4)$6,000
The US Open (54th) (Jun 17-19). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furgol (USA). [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1947Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach213 (-3)$1,625
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 11-13; 54-hole event). Third-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ed Furgol (USA) and George Fazio (USA), who tied for first place. There was no sudden-death playoff in those days. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

 

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