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Encyclopedia > Bill Collins (golfer)

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Bill Collins (born 1928) played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s; and the Senior PGA Tour in the 1980s. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


Collins won four PGA Tour events between 1959 and 1962. His first victory came at the 1959 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational by two strokes (280) over Jack Burke, Jr, Tom Nieporte and Gene Littler. In 1960, Collins finished in a three-way tie for first at the end of regulation at the Insurance City Open, which he and Jack Fleck lost in a playoff to Arnold Palmer. He was a member of the victorious 1961 Ryder Cup team. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... // Tom Nieporte (born October 2, 1928) is a American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Gene (Alec) Littler (born 21 July 1930 in San Diego, California) is an American golfer. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The Buick Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... // Jack Fleck (born November 7, 1921) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1955 U.S. Open. ... Arnold Palmer helped to popularize televised golf. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Collins was forced to quit the Tour after back surgery in 1963. In 1965, he took a club pro job in Purchase, New York and remained there until December 1981. He joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1982 and won the Greater Syracuse Classic in his first full season.[1] 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


PGA Tour wins

Senior PGA Tour wins

  • 1982 Greater Syracuse Classic

References

  1. ^ New York Times article Collins Seniors Victor

 
 

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