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George Archer (born October 1, 1939 in San Francisco, California, died September 25, 2005 in Incline Village, Nevada) was an American golfer who won twelve events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship. Jump to: navigation, search October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Incline Village-Crystal Bay is a census-designated place located in Washoe County, Nevada. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... 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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Career outline

Archer was eventually to reach 6 feet 5½ inches (1.97 m) tall, and as a boy he dreamed of a basketball career, but he took up golf at high school after working as a caddy at his local club. He turned professional in 1964 and claimed the first of 12 victories on the PGA Tour at the Lucky International Open the following year. The leading achievement of his career was his win at The Masters, which is one of golf's four major championships, in 1969. His other top ten finishes in the majors came at the U.S. Open, where he came 10th in 1969 5th in 1971, and at the PGA Championship, where he took 4th place in 1968. The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... // 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. ...


Archer was hampered by injuries throughout his career and has had surgery on his left wrist (1975), back (1979), left shoulder (1987). In 1996 he had his right hip replaced and two years later he became the first man to win on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) after having a hip replacement. In total he won nineteen times on the Senior Tour between 1989 and 2000, but he did not win a senior major. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Archer is considered one of the game's all-time great putters, and at one time he held the PGA Tour record for fewest putts over four rounds with 95 putts at the 1980 Sea Pines Heritage Classic. He never played in the Ryder Cup; when he was in his prime the top Americans didn't always participate because the event was very uncompetitive at that time. 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. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1965 Lucky International Open
  • 1967 Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1968 Pensacola Open Invitational, Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
  • 1969 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, The Masters
  • 1971 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Greater Hartford Open Invitational
  • 1972 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open, Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1976 Sahara Invitational
  • 1984 Bank of Boston Classic

Archer's major championship is shown in bold. 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, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ...


Other regular career wins

  • 1963 Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Northern California Open, Northern California Medal Play, San Francisco City Championship
  • 1968 PGA National Team Championship (with Bobby Nichols)
  • 1969 Argentine Masters
  • 1981 Colombian Open
  • 1982 Philippines Invitational

Champions Tour wins

  • 1989 Gatlin Brothers Southwest Classic
  • 1990 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions, Northville Long Island Classic, GTE Northwest Classic, Gold Rush at Rancho Murieta
  • 1991 Northville Long Island Classic, GTE North Classic, Raley's Senior Gold Rush
  • 1992 Murata Reunion Pro-Am, Northville Long Island Classic, Bruno's Memorial Classic
  • 1993 Ameritech Senior Open, First of America Classic, Raley's Senior Gold Rush, PING Kaanapali Classic
  • 1995 Toshiba Senior Classic, Cadillac NFL Golf Classic
  • 1998 First of America Classic
  • 2000 MasterCard Championship

Other senior career wins

  • 1990 Sports Shinko Cup, Princeville Classic
  • 1991 Sports Shinko Cup
  • 1994 Chrysler Cup (individual)

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • An interview from 2003

  Results from FactBites:
 
George Archer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
George Archer (October 1, 1939 – September 25, 2005) was an American golfer who won twelve events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship.
Archer was eventually to reach 6 feet 5½ inches (1.97 m) tall, and as a boy he dreamed of a basketball career, but he took up golf at high school after working as a caddy at his local club.
Archer is considered one of the game's all-time great putters, and at one time held the PGA Tour record for fewest putts over four rounds with 95 putts at the 1980 Sea Pines Heritage Classic.
SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Masters winner George Archer dies (308 words)
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada – George Archer, the 1969 Masters champion who was one of the best putters in the world during his long professional career, died Sunday after a yearlong battle with Burkitts Lymphoma.
Archer won 12 times on the PGA Tour and 19 times on the Champions Tour, the last in 2000 in the MasterCard Championship.
Archer, born in San Francisco, won his first PGA Tour title in his hometown, taking the 1965 Lucky International a year after turning pro.
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