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Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... North Sydney is the name of two communities. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...


Although he had won some tournaments in Australia, and had won the World Cup of Golf for Australia in partnership with five times British Open champion Peter Thomson in 1954 and 1959, Nagle was a shock winner of The Open, as he was 39 years old but had never finished in the top ten at a major championship before. He beat the rising star of American golf Arnold Palmer into second place, and it was Palmer who deprived him of his title in 1961. Nagle never regained The Open title, but he put together a string of six further top ten finishes between 1961 and 1969. His best result in a United States major was second in the 1965 US Open, the year after he won the Canadian Open. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Arnold Palmer helped to popularize televised golf. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ...


Wins

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  • Australian PGA Championship: six times between 1949 and 1968.
  • New Zealand PGA Championship: nine times between 1957 and 1975.

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Kelvin David George "Kel" Nagle (born December 21, 1920) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960.
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Carr and Nagle are the final two to be named as part the Class of 2007, joining Hubert Green (Veteran's Category), Charles Blair Macdonald (Lifetime Achievement), Se Ri Pak (LPGA Points System) and Curtis Strange (PGA TOUR Ballot).
"Both Joe Carr and Kel Nagle are legends of golf and it is appropriate that they be honored at the highest level," said Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of The R&A and a member of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors.
Nagle is perhaps best known for his 1960 British Open win at St. Andrews, though his career includes 61 wins in Australasia, plus victories in Europe, Asia and North America.
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