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Encyclopedia > Billy Burke (golfer)

Billy Burke (December 14, 1902 - April 19, 1972) was a prominent American golfer of the 1930s. His greatest season was 1931, when he won the U.S. Open, reached the semi-finals of the PGA Championship, and won four events on the professional circuit, plus appeared on the Ryder Cup team where he was undefeated in two matches. Subsequently he was selected for the 1933 Ryder Cup team and won his only match. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... 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. ... 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. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1927 (2) Florida Open Championship, Central Florida Open
  • 1928 (1) North and South Open
  • 1929 (2) New York State Open, Glen Falls Open
  • 1930 (1) Mid South Open
  • 1931 (2) U.S. Open, Glen Falls Open
  • 1932 (1) Florida West Coast Open
  • 1935 (1) The Cascades Open
  • 1936 (1) Centennial Open
  • 1939 (1) Walter Hagen 25th Anniversary (with Ed Dudley)
  • 1940 (1) Miami-Biltmore Four-Ball (with Craig Wood)

Major championship is shown in bold. The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Ed Dudley (February 19, 1901 - October 25, 1963) -- Leading tour golfer of the late 1920s and 1930s, Dudley was a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour. ... Craig Wood (November 18, 1901 - May 7, 1968) was a professional golfer in the 1930s and 40s, the winner of 21 PGA TOUR titles including 2 major championships and a member of 3 Ryder Cup teams. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


 
 

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