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Don Whitt (born c. 1930) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s. In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... 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. ...


Whitt worked as a club pro at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, California, where he established the course record of 60 in 1955 – a record which stands to this day. After leaving Sequoyah, he joined the PGA Tour for several years. Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1957, Whitt finished the Tucson Open Invitational in a tie for first (269), but lost in an 18-hole playoff to Dow Finsterwald. His career year was 1959 when he won Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer award. He won the Memphis Open in a playoff on May 25 of that year, and just six days later won the Kentucky Derby Open. Whitt's best finish in a major was a T-15 at the 1961 PGA Championship. The Chrysler Classic of Tucson is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... // Dow H. Finsterwald, Sr. ... Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Logo for the 2006 PGA 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...


After retiring from full-time play on the Tour, Whitt worked as a teaching pro at the San Diego Golf Academy.


PGA Tour wins

Other wins

  • 1958 Montebello Open

 
 

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