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Rod Funseth (April 3, 1933September 9, 1985) was an American professional golfer who played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour). April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Funseth was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. Funseth was known for being one of the games long hitters in his time and for having a pessimistic attitude toward the game. Funseth claimed that his "I'll never be able to make that shot" mental attitude of lowered expectations helped motivate him to play better.[1] Spokane (pronounced spō-CAN ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington, USA. It was originally incorporated as Spokan Falls (without an e at the end), drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokanee, which means Children of the Sun. ...


Funseth played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1963–1979, and won three tournaments during this period. The first event he won was the 1965 Phoenix Open Invitational. His second win came at the 1973 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. His final Tour win came in 1978 at the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. Funseth's best finish in a major was a T-2 in the 1978 Masters which was won by Gary Player. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... // Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 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. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ...


Funseth became eligible to play on the Senior PGA Tour after reaching his 50th birthday in April 1983. He had a great deal of success his first year on the Senior Tour winning the Hall of Fame Tournament, the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Roberto DeVicenzo), and finishing second to Billy Casper in a playoff at the U.S. Senior Open; however, this phase of his career would be cut short by terminal cancer. The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... Billy Casper (b. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Funseth died at the age of 52 at his home beside the 12th hole of the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California. He was survived by his wife Sandi and their two children, Lisa and Mark. In 1999, he was inducted posthumously into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame. Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. ...


Professional wins

PGA Tour

// Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ...

Senior PGA Tour

The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ...

References

  1. ^ GolfDigest.com Johnny Miller Talks Golf

 
 

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