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David Francis "Dave" Marr Jr. (December 27, 1933October 5, 1997) was an American professional golfer and sportscaster, best known for winning the 1965 PGA Championship. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... // 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. ...


Marr was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the son of a professional golfer. He attended St. Thomas High School, and while there was on the honor roll, captain of the golf team and member of the Letterman's Club. Following graduation, he attended Rice Institute and the University of Houston. Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... St. ... Rice University William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as Rice Institute, is one of the United Statess top teaching and research universities. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ...


Marr began his professional golfing career by accepting a position at Westwood Country Club in Westwood, New Jersey in 1953. He began playing regularly on the PGA tour in 1960, and in that year earned his first professional win at the Sam Snead Festival. A year later, he won the Seattle Open and then the Azalea Open in 1962. Marr joined the elite of the golfing world in 1965 when he captured the coveted PGA Championship, was named to the Ryder Cup Team and elected PGA Player of the Year. [1] Map highlighting Westwoods location within Bergen County. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


The 1965 PGA Championship was played at the Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He defeated golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper by two strokes with a four-day total score of 280. Incredibly, this wasn't the biggest news story of the day in the Marr family – a few hours after his victory, his third child, son Tony, was born. Ligonier is a borough located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Billy Casper (b. ...


Marr was elected to the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. He was the appointed captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team in 1981, and was selected for the Gold Tee Award presented by the Met (N.Y.) Golf Writers in 1990. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 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. ...


Marr was a close friend of golf legend Arnold Palmer. Marr and Palmer were both sons of PGA pros and developed a close bond. Palmer called Marr's 1965 PGA victory "one of the happiest moments of my life". The two of them used to joke that between them they won a career grand slam. (Palmer won many Majors in his career, but never won the PGA Championship.) (This article is about the golfer. ...


Marr served as a golf analyst for ABC for several years. He was usually teamed with the legendary Jim McKay, and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosburg. He later worked for NBC and the BBC. 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... James Kenneth McManus, better known by his professional name of Jim McKay (born September 24, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American television sports journalist. ... Bob Rossie Rosburg (born October 21, 1926) is an American professional golfer who later became a sports commentator for ABC television. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, sometimes also known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, founded in 1922. ...


Marr and long-time golfing partner Jay Riviere established a golf course architectural and design firm in 1981. They have designed many courses in the greater Houston area. This article is about the sport of golf. ...


Marr died at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long battle with stomach cancer on October 5, 1997. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, Tally, and sons Dave III, Anthony, Wayne Bunch, Tucker Bunch, and daughter Elizabeth Hallas. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center was created by the Texas Legislature in 1941 as a component of the University of Texas System, and the faculty numbers 1,069 both M.D.s and Ph. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the gastrointestinal tract used to digest food. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


Marr's children have scattered his ashes around the various courses that meant so much to him during his playing days – Walton Heath, in England, where he played on the 1965 Ryder Cup team; Royal Birkdale, in England, where he captained the 1981 Ryder Cup team; and at the 18th hole at Laurel Valley, the site of his 1965 PGA Championship. [2] Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the town of Southport in Merseyside, England (but formerly in Lancashire), is one of the clubs in the Open Championship rotation. ...


Shell Oil Company created the Dave Marr Memorial Award the year after his death. It is awarded annually in conjunction with the Shell Houston Open. Marr's last assignment as a broadcaster had been to host Shell's Wonderful World of Golf from 1993 – 1997. Past winners of the award include Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Judy Rankin, Gary Player, Former President George H. W. Bush and Arnold Palmer. [3] The Shell emblem known as the Pecten Shell Oil Company (SOC) is the Houston, Texas based wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... John Byron Nelson, Jr. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Judy Rankin (born February 18, 1945, St Louis, Missouri) is an American professional golfer. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... George Herbert Walker Bush, Hon GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America (1989–1993). ... (This article is about the golfer. ...


PGA Tour wins

Major championship 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 golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other Professional wins

  • 1960 Sam Snead Festival

References

  1. ^ Profile from St. Thomas High School Alumni Hall of Honor page
  2. ^ Senior PGA Championship News
  3. ^ Golfweb.com

External Links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

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Dave Marr was born in Houston and became an assistant club professional in the 1940s.
Marr was a member of the 1965 Ryder Cup Team and was named the PGA Player of the Year after winning the PGA Championship.
Dave Marr is also survived by his wife, Tally, and sons David F. Marr III, Wayne Bunch and Tucker Bunch and daughter Elizabeth Hallas.
President Bush given Dave Marr award (450 words)
Part of that sly Texas-size smile of the late Dave Marr would have been due to the fact that former United States President George H. Bush was the sixth recipient of the Dave Marr Memorial Award, presented annually by Shell Oil Company.
Marr also would have appreciated the celebration of golf and dedication to charity exhibited by the event.
Shell commissioned the Dave Marr Memorial Award in honor of Marr, the longtime PGA Tour player and broadcaster, who died Oct. 5, 1997, after losing his battle with stomach cancer.
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