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Encyclopedia > Joe Turnesa

Joseph R. Turnesa (January 31, 1901July 15, 1991) was one of seven famous golfing brothers; Phil (1896-1897), Frank (1898-1949), Joe (1901-1991), Mike (1907-2000), Doug (1909-1972), Jim (1912-1971), and Willie (1914-2001). All but Willie turned professional and Joe won the most times (14) on the PGA Tour. He finished second to Walter Hagen in the 1927 PGA Championship. He was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup teams of 1927 and 1929. He was born in New York, New York and died in Florida. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian 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. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Walter Hagen (born December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York; died October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ... 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... 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. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1924 (1) Augusta Open
  • 1925 (2) Texas Open, Pennsylvania Open Championship
  • 1926 (2) Metropolitan PGA, Sacramento Open
  • 1927 (3) Shreveport Open, Ridgewood Country Club Open, Sacramento Open
  • 1930 (2) Metropolitan PGA, Massachusetts Open
  • 1931 (1) Miami Open
  • 1932 (2) Metropolitan PGA, Grassy Spain Course Tournament
  • 1933 (1) Mid-South Open (tie with Willie Macfarlane and Paul Runyan)

 
 

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