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Encyclopedia > Ed Oliver

Edward Stewart "Porky" Oliver, Jr. (September 6, 1916September 21, 1961) was an American golfer. (Birth year sometimes stated as 1915.) He was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned his nicknamed because he stood 5 foot 9 inches but weighed 240 pounds. He won 8 times on the PGA Tour in the1940s and 1950s. He was well known for finishing second in several major championships but not letting it get him down; lost to Ben Hogan in the finals of the 1946 PGA Championship, second to Julius Boros in the 1952 U.S. Open, and second to Ben Hogan in the 1953 Masters. He also finished in a tied with Lawson Little and Gene Sarazen at the 1940 U.S. Open before being disqualified for teeing off 15 minutes early. He played on three Ryder Cup teams (1947, 1951, and 1955). He lost several years of playing time while serving in the Army during World War II. He died in Wilmington, Delaware of cancer at the age of 45. This article is about the day of the year. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 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. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Flag Seal Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location Coordinates , Government County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... 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. ... Ben Hogan on the cover of the DVD Ben Hogan: The Golf Swing (2003). ... 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... Julius Boros (March 3, 1920 – May 28, 1994) was a professional golfer. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Ben Hogan on the cover of the DVD Ben Hogan: The Golf Swing (2003). ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... Lawson Little (born June 23, 1910 in Newport, Rhode Island; died February 1, 1968) was a American golfer. ... 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... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 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... Flag Seal Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location Coordinates , Government County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...


PGA Tour wins

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ...

Other wins

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Friday, March 02, 2001 by Ed Oliver -- An ever-growing group of American employers has stopped withholding taxes from their workers' paychecks – citing federal tax laws as their authority – and some of them have even received refunds from the IRS as a result.
Monday, February 28, 2000 by Ed Oliver -- Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Thomas Moorer is calling for individuals to use the New Media -- specifically Internet and talk radio -- as weapons of truth during the coming election season to combat what he characterizes a...
Monday, November 08, 1999 by Ed Oliver -- Ominously dubbed the "turn in your neighbor" law, a new Connecticut gun control provision -- which proponents predicted would be rarely used -- has already resulted in police seizing firearms and ammunition from four gun owners since...
Joe "King" Oliver (446 words)
King Oliver was born in Louisiana in 1885 and was raised in New Orleans.
Unfortunately, by that time Oliver's sound had already been digested and copied by the New York jazz players and was considered to be passé.
Oliver died in Savannah, Georgia in 1938, but is buried in New York.
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