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Ted Kroll was a golfer, born August 4, 1919, in New Hartford, New York, died April 23, 2002 in Boca Raton, Florida. New Hartford is the name of several towns in the United States: New Hartford in Connecticut, New Hartford in Iowa, New Hartford in Minnesota, New Hartford (town) in New York, New Hartford (village) in New York. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Location of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...


Kroll served in the United States Army during World War II and won three Purple Hearts. He began a 34 year PGA Tour career in 1949. He won eight times on the tour, including three wins in 1956, when he topped the money list with earning of $72,836. That same year he he lost the final of the PGA Championship to Jack Burke Jr., 3 and 2. US Army Seal HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII or World War Two), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the... The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in, or with, the U.S. military after April 5, 1917. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... // 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. ...


Kroll played on three Ryder Cup teams. He was married for over 50 years and had four daughters. In his later years he suffered from Parkinson's disease. 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. ...


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Ted Kroll, 82, Golfer Who Led Tour in '56 - New York Times (191 words)
Ted Kroll, who won eight PGA Tour events during a 34-year career and led the money list in 1956, died Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 82.
Kroll, a native of New Hartford, N.Y., hitchhiked to Texas to compete in the 1941 United States Open at the Colonial.
Kroll is survived by his wife, Jane; four daughters; and four grandchildren.
Philadelphia Golf Course - Golf Philly (1173 words)
The winner of the event was 36-year old Ted Kroll, playing out of Bethesda, Maryland.
Kroll was a former infantryman who had been wounded four times in World War II and had taken the post of assistant professional at local Philmont Country Club not long after his discharge.
Kroll had lost four playoffs in the last three years, but his turn had finally come to win one.
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