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Born: 1929-03-14, Belleville, Ill.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6'0, Weight: 195lbs
Home: Belleville, Ill.
College: Illinois and Southern Illinois
Turned Pro: 1952
Joined PGA Tour: 1957
Joined Champions Tour: 1980
Notes: PGA Tour Playoff Record: 2-1 Joined Champions Tour: 1980 Champions Tour Playoff Record: 0-1 PGA Tour Victories: 11 - 1958 Greater Greensboro Open; 1960 Coral Gables; 1961 Los Angeles Open, St. Petersburg; 1962 Insurance City Open, Denver Open; 1967 San Diego Open; 1968 Masters; 1969 Robinson Open; 1970 Heritage Classic; 1971 Bahamas. Champions Tour Victories: 2 - 1981 Marlboro Classic; 1982 Peter Jackson Champions Also won the 1983 Shootout At Jeremy Ranch (with Mike Rei...

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Bob Goalby

PGA Tour Playoff Record: 2-1
Joined Champions Tour: 1980
Champions Tour Playoff Record: 0-1
PGA Tour Victories: 11 - 1958 Greater Greensboro Open; 1960 Coral Gables; 1961 Los Angeles Open, St. Petersburg; 1962 Insurance City Open, Denver Open; 1967 San Diego Open; 1968 Masters; 1969 Robinson Open; 1970 Heritage Classic; 1971 Bahamas.
Champions Tour Victories: 2 - 1981 Marlboro Classic; 1982 Peter Jackson Champions
Also won the 1983 Shootout At Jeremy Ranch (with Mike Reid).

Player Notes: Goalby was born, raised, and has lived much of his life in Belleville, Ill. He attended the University of Illinois, where he played on the football team. He turned golf professional in 1952. His first tour win came in 1958, and he contended steadily until 1971 when he was 42 years old.
At the 1968 Masters, Goalby tied Roberto De Vicenzo at the end of 72 holes of regulation play and would have had to face an 18-hole playoff the next day had there not been a mistake on De Vicenzo's scorecard. In the final round, De Vicenzo's playing partner, Tommy Aaron, marked a par 4 at the 17th hole, when De Vicenzo had, in fact, made a birdie 3. De Vicenzo failed to catch the mistake and signed the scorecard. The error gave Goalby the title. Goalby, playing in the group behind De Vicenzo, was not personally at fault for anything in the incident. The story received overwhelming attention at the time and has remained high in public consciousness since.
Goalby's nephew, Jay Haas, currently plays on the Champions Tour, and another nephew, Jerry Haas, coaches the Wake Forest University golf team. His great-nephew, Bill Haas, plays on the PGA Tour and won the Tour Championship and FedExCup in 2011.
* Won 1968 Masters.
* PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1958.
* Member of 1963 Ryder Cup Team.
* Carded eight birdies in a row in 1961, a PGA Tour record that was broken only in 2009.
* One of the founders of the Champions Tour.
* Played his last Masters in 1986. Had physical problems the following year. Between that and outside business interests, he cut back his play on the Champions Tour. Played his last official event at the 1996 Ralphs Senior Classic.
An article in Golf Digest stated that Goalby still plays three times a week but doesn't hit the ball hard enough to curve it an inch one way or the other. He told Guy Yocom, "I'm so short I can hear the ball land, without turning up my hearing aid." Last year was the 50th-anniversary of his Masters victory.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 377, Cuts Made: 260 (69%), Top Tens: 21 (6%) , Rounds: 1151, Scoring Avg: 73.52, Career Earnings: $425,910 - Best Finish: 1st (3 times)
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Career Totals for Bob Goalby per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
31
  
  
  
3%
  
  
4
  
10
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.571.3
  
----$53,496
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.2
  
71.1
  
72.371.3
  
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221255%0
  
0
  
  
  
2
  
  
  
73.5
  
73.673.373.773.5----$8,159
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
74.272.5
  
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3%
  
  
4
  
  
  
  
72.372.472.872.3
  
----$44,149
33
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
12
  
  
  
  
72.070.5
  
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21
  
  
  
  
  
  
13%10
  
101
  
  
  
72.171.972.0
  
----$47,539
  
  
100%0
  
  
  
  
33%
  
  
1272.0
  
72.371.072.771.7
  
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0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
12
  
  
  
73.772.372.3
  
----$7,725
  
2
  
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50%
  
  
72.5
  
73.072.573.072.8----
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
0%2
  
2
  
  
73.3
  
69.072.073.870.5
  
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1918
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
1
  
  
  
75.474.3
  
75.474.0
  
----$22,830
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
19%83
  
  
  
71.373.171.9
  
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21
  
24%0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.574.872.5
  
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1
  
0
  
  
0%
  
  
  
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75.372.0
  
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267%0
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
73.774.7
  
  
74.272.8
  
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100%00%00%00%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
74.475.0
  
----$42,506
3
  
  
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0%133%12
  
  
  
77.774.376.5
  
----$2,736
  
  
17%
  
0%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
1374.2
  
  
75.075.276.575.4----$1,700
  
  
25%
  
  
  
  
00%
  
  
11
  
  
  
  
72.673.0
  
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17
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%4675.973.9
  
  
74.975.4
  
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67%
  
0%
  
  
  
0%
  
0%1072.3
  
  
  
71.769.570.8----
  
  
  
67%
  
  
  
  
  
0%00%10
  
  
  
76.574.776.3
  
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77.0
  
75.075.075.5
  
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150%00%
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
74.375.5
  
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00%00%
  
  
75
  
  
  
074.873.974.5----$44,904
  
  
69%
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%3380.0
  
  
079.077.378.6----
  
13
  
92%
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
38
  
75.1
  
075.875.2
  
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0%0
  
  
  
  
0078.80
  
----$0
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals37025831321621134$423,946
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.