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Dow H. Finsterwald, Sr. (born September 6, 1929 in Athens, Ohio) is an American professional golfer who is best known for winning the 1958 PGA Championship. This article is about the day of the year. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Athens is a small, historic college town located in Athens County, in southeastern Ohio, USA, on the Hocking River. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian 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. ...


Finsterwald attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio graduating in the Class of 1952. In 1969, he was inducted into the Ohio University Athletics Hall of Fame joining his father, Russ Finsterwald, who was in the first class of inductees as a football player, basketball and football head coach. [1] Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Athens is a small, historic college town located in Athens County, in southeastern Ohio, USA, on the Hocking River. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


Finsterwald won 12 times on the PGA Tour during his career. He was known for his superb short game. He played on four Ryder Cup Teams (1957, 1959, 1961, 1963) and was the non-playing captain of the 1977 team. He won the Vardon Trophy in 1957 – awarded to the tour professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average. In 1958, he was honored with PGA Golfer of the Year. Finsterwald finished in the money in 72 consecutive tournaments – second only to Byron Nelson's 113 consecutive cuts. This record stood for many years until eclipsed by Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin and Tiger Woods; however, he is still 5th on the list today. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 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. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 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... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ...


The 1958 PGA Championship was held at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, Pennsylvania. This was the first PGA Championship held after the format was switched from matchplay to strokeplay. Finsterwald finished the tournament with a two-stroke victory over Billy Casper. [2] Three and one-half years later, Finsterwald and Gary Player lost one of the most epic battles in golf history – The 1962 Masters – in a playoff to Arnold Palmer. Havertown (aka H-Town, population roughly 35,000) is a residential suburban community in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania, located approximately 7 miles from the center of Philadelphia, and is part of Delaware County. ... Billy Casper (b. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... 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 Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... (This article is about the golfer. ...


Finsterwald was once involved in litigation in which a Plaintiff claimed she lost the sight in her right eye as a result of an errant tee shot he hit at the 18th hole at the 1973 Western Open. A jury fournd Finsterwald not liable; however, Midlothian Country Club's insurers had to pay the woman about $450,000.[3] 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...


Finsterwald served as director of golf at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for 28 years. He simultaneously served as PGA vice-president from 1976-1978; and on the USGA Rules of Golf committee from 1979-1981. Nickname: The Springs Official website: http://www. ...


Today he lives in Orlando during the winter and Colorado Springs during the summer with his wife, Linda. They have three sons and a daughter. His middle son, Dow Jr., is head pro at the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, Texas, site of the Bank of America Colonial. Nickname The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... For other senses of this word, see summer (disambiguation). ... Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located about 30 miles (50 km) west of Dallas on the West Fork of the Trinity River. ... The Bank of America Colonial is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ...


PGA Tour wins

Major championship shown in bold The Chrysler Classic of Tucson is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... // 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 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


References

  1. ^ Ohio University Athletics Hall of Fame site
  2. ^ Year by Year History of the PGA Championship
  3. ^ Chicago lawyer article

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

 
 

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