Bob Goalby (born March 14, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois) is a former professional golfer on the PGA Tour who won the 1968Masters Tournament. He attended the University of Illinois then turned professional in 1952. At the 1968 Masters Tournament, Goalby actually tied Roberto DeVicenzo at the end of regulation play and would have had to go to an eighteen-hole playoff had there not been a mistake on DeVicenzo's scorecard. On the final round, playing partner Tommy Aaron marked a 4 on the No. 17 hole when DeVicenzo had in fact made a 3. DeVicenzo failed to catch the mistake and signed the scorecard. Professional Golfers' Association rules stated that the written score signed by a golfer on his card must stand. As such, the error gave Goalby the championship. The story was recounted in detail in the 2005 book "The Lost Masters : Grace and Disgrace in '68" by Curt Sampson. March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Belleville is a city located in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Springfield Chicago Area Ranked 25th - Total 57,918 sq. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The University of Illinois is the set of three public universities in Illinois. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... Thomas Dean Tommy Aaron (born February 22, 1937 in Gainesville, Georgia) is a professional golfer who is best known for winning The Masters Tournament in 1973. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ...
Bob Goalby retired from the PGA Tour having won ten tournaments then joined the PGA's Senior's tour where he won three more times before retiring to a home in his native Belleville where he has designed several area golf courses. 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. ...
Bob Goalby's nephew, Jay Haas currently plays on the PGA Tour. Jay Haas (born December 2, 1953 in St. ...
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