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Encyclopedia > Chick Harbert

Melvin R. Harbert (born February 20, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio; died September 1, 1992 in Ocala, Florida) was an American golfer. He won seven times on the PGA Tour including one major championship, the 1954 PGA Championship. He was also PGA championship runner-up in 1947 and 1952. He played on the 1949 Ryder Cup team and captained the team in 1955. He served in the Army during World War II. February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gem City Location Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Ohio   Montgomery Founded Incorporated April 1, 1796 1805 Mayor Rhine L. McLin Geographical characteristics Area     City 146. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... // 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. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1941 (1) Beaumont Open-Texas
  • 1942 (2) Texas Open, St. Paul Open
  • 1948 (2) Jacksonville Open, Charlotte Open
  • 1949 (1) Inverness Four-Ball Invitational (with Bob Hamilton)
  • 1954 (1) PGA Championship

Major championship is shown in bold. // 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 Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


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The 86th PGA Championship / History / Year by Year (153 words)
Chick Harbert, a two-time PGA Championship runner-up (1947, '52) from Northville, Michigan found the prescription to success by toppling defending champion Walter Burkemo in the finals 4 and 3.
Harbert held off Bolt on the 36th hole by sinking a 15-foot birdie putt.
Harbert played the next 29 holes in 8 under par, allowing Burkemo to win one hole the rest of the match.
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