Who's who in golf - George Archer


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Name: - George Archer
Country: - USA
Born : - [1939-2005]. Born on Oct 1, 1939 in San Francisco, California; died on Sept 25, 2005 in Incline Village, Nevada.
Original Home/Club: - San Meteo High School
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1964

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - The Masters (1969). Total professional wins (44), of which US PGA Tr (13) and Senior PGA (Champions) Tr (8).


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After turning his attention from basketball to golf at high school, Archer turned professional at the age of 24 and enjoyed a successful career on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. His most notable win came at the 1969 Masters Tournament.


Top tournaments won by George Archer

2000Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort207 (-9)$199,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 20-23; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA), Dana Quigley (USA), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded the last of his 19 Snr PGA Tour wins. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
1998Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicEgypt Valley CC199 (-17)$150,000
Played as the First of America Classic. Second-placed Jim Dent (USA) finished 5 shots behind Archer (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
1995Snr AmericaNFL Golf ClassicUpper Montclair CC205 (-11)$142,500
Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic. Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].
1995Snr AmericaToshiba Snr ClassicMesa Verde CC199 (-11)$120,000
Played as the inaugural Toshiba Senior Classic (March 17-19). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) and Tom Wargo (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer. [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].
1993Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenStonebridge CC, IL133 (-11)$90,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA), Simon Hobday (RSA) and Dick Rhyan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1993Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicHighlands GC, The199 (-14)$82,500
Played as the First of America Classic. Archer (USA) beat Jim Colbert (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole; Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [The Highlands GC, Grand Rapids, Michigan].
1993Snr AmericaGold Rush ClassicRancho Murieta202 (-14)$90,000
Played as the Raley's Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].
1993Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipKaanapali Resort199 (-14)$82,500
Played as the Ping Kaanapali Classic. Archer (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) and Lee Trevino (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; aka the North course].
1992Snr AmericaCommerce Bank Ch'shipMeadow Brook, NY205 (-11)$67,500
Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Jim Albus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1992Snr AmericaRegions Charity ClassicGreystone G&CC208 (-8)$105,000
Played as the inaugural Bruno's Memorial Classic. Second-placed Rocky Thompson (USA) and Jack Kiefer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1992Snr AmericaReunion Pro-AmStonebriar CC211 (-5)$60,000
Played as the Murata Reunion Pro-Am. Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].
1991Snr AmericaComfort ClassicBroadmoor CC, IN199 (-17)$67,500
Played as the GTE North Classic. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Broadmoor CC, Indianapolis, IN].
1991Snr AmericaCommerce Bank Ch'shipMeadow Brook, NY204 (-12)$67,500
Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Larry Laoretti (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Archer (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1991Snr AmericaGold Rush ClassicRancho Murieta206 (-10)$67,500
Played as the Raley's Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].
1991Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
George Archer (USA) and Mike Hill (USA) jointly won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1990Snr AmericaCommerce Bank Ch'shipMeadow Brook, NY208 (-8)$67,500
Played as the Northville Long Island Classic. Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) and Charles Coody (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1990Snr AmericaGold Rush ClassicRancho Murieta204 (-12)$60,000
Played as the Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Rancho Murieta CC, nr Sacramento, California].
1990Snr AmericaGTE Northwest ClassicInglewood GC, WA205 (-15)$52,500
Played as the GTE Northwest Classic. Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA). [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, Washington].
1990Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipLa Costa Resort283 (-5)$37,500
Played as the MONY Senior Tournament of Champions (Jan 4-7; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) and Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded his second Snr PGA Tour win. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1989Snr AmericaGatlin Bros SW Snr ClassicFairway Oaks, TX209 (-7)$45,000
Played as the inaugural Gatlin Brothers Southwest Senior Classic. First-time US Snr Tr winner Archer (USA) beat Orville Moody (USA) and Jimmy Powell (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].
1984Men AmericaNew England ClassicPleasant Valley, Mass.270 (-14)$63,000
Played as the Bank of Boston Classic. Second-placed Frank Conner (USA) and Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 6 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 PGA Tour wins. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
1972Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park270 (-14)$25,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season-opener). Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) and Dave Hill (USA) in an 18-hole playoff, to post his tenth PGA Tour win. Playoff scores: Archer 66, Aaron 68, Hill 68. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1972Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC272 (-12)$40,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open. Archer (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
1971Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines272 (-16)$30,000
Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Archer (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
1971Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipWethersfield CC268 (-16)$22,000
Played as the Greater Hartford Open Invitational. Archer (USA) beat Lou Graham (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
1969Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach283 (-5)$25,000
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA), Dale Dopuglass (USA) and Howie Johnson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].
1969Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National281 (-7)$20,000
The Masters Tournament (33rd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA), Billy Casper (USA) and George Knudson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA), who recorded his first (and only) major championship win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1968Men AmericaArgentine MastersOlivos GC276 (-8)
Played as the Argentine Masters (Torneo de Maestros). Bob Goalby (USA) finished in second place behind Archer (USA). [Olivos GC, Pablo Nogués, Buenos Aires].
1968Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.271 (-17)$20,000
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational. Second-placed Bert Yancey (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1967Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC267 (-17)$25,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open. Second-placed and defending champion Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archer (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

 

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