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John Drayton Mahaffey Jr. (born May 9, 1948 in Kerrville, Texas) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including 10 PGA Tour victories. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Kerrville is a city located in Kerr County, Texas. ... 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. ...


Mahaffey attended the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He turned pro in 1971 after graduating in 1970 with a degree in psychology. The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Nickname: Space City Official website: www. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Psychology (Gk: psyche, soul or mind + logos, speech) is an academic and applied field involving the study of the mind, brain, and behavior, both human and nonhuman. ...


Mahaffey came close to winning his first major in 1975. He lost the U.S. Open to Lou Graham in a playoff at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... // Louis Krebs Lou Graham (born January 7, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American professional golfer who has participated in and won numerous golf tournaments including the 1975 U.S. Open. ... Medinah Country Club is a country club in Medinah, Illinois. ... Medinah is an unincorporated community in DuPage County, Illinois situated between the villages of Roselle, Illinois and Itasca, Illinois. ...


Mahaffey's best year in professional golf was 1978. He won twice on the tour that year including one major, the PGA Championship. He also won the World Cup (Individual), and the World Cup event where he was paired with Andy North that year. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... // 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 1978 PGA championship was held at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Mahaffey became the best comeback winner in PGA history after trailing Tom Watson by seven strokes with 14 holes to play. Ultimately, the tournament came down to a 3 player playoff – Mahaffey, Watson and Jerry Pate. All three players made par on the first playoff hole. The drama ended on the second playoff hole when Pate missed the green, Watson missed a 30-foot birdie attempt and Mahaffey made his 12-foot birdie put for the Championship. [1] Oakmont Country Club is a prestigious country club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania just outside Pittsburgh. ... Oakmont is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Jerry Pate (born September 16, 1953) is an American golfer. ...


Mahaffey currently lives near Houston at The Woodlands in his home state of Texas. His family includes wife Denise, son John D. III (born 1988) and daughter Megan (born 1992). In his spare time, he enjoys fishing. Early in his career, Mahaffey was often sought out by other players to do comedic imitations for which he has a special talent. He currently splits his time between playing on the Champions Tour and serving as a roving announcer on Champions Tour Golf Channel telecasts. Nickname: Space City Official website: www. ... The Woodlands is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston within Montgomery County, Texas. ... 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. ...


PGA Tour Wins

Major Championship is shown in bold. // 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 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Champions Tour wins

  • 1999 Southwestern Bell Dominion

Other tournament wins

  • 1970 NCAA Championship
  • 1978 World Cup (Individual)
  • 1978 World Cup (with Andy North)
  • 1979 World Cup (with Hale Irwin)

Andy North (born 9 March 1950 in Thorpe, Wisconsin) is an American golfer. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] Year by year history of the PGA Championship

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site [2]

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Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: User Home Page Genealogy Report: Descendants of Cornelius Mahaffey (1019 words)
A John Mahaffey was found in the 1880 census in Milton Township, two houses away from Rosanna and three of her children.
There is a John E Mahaffey that enlisted into the Civil War on 9-8-1861 at the age of 21 and fought for the Union (it is uncertain if this was the same John Mahaffey, son of Cornelius Mahaffey).
Mahaffey lived with her son Frank and her brother Jerome, one of the substantial and successful farmers of the township.
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