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Born: Thu,Mar 14,1929 - Belleville, Ill.
Age: 93y 3m 23d, Nationality: USA
Height: 6', Weight: 195lbs
Home: Belleville, Ill. & Palm Desert, Ca.
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 lived much of his life in Belleville, Ill. He attended the University of Illinois, where he played on the football team. He turned 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 two groups 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.
A 2018 Golf Digest article stated that Goalby still played three times a week but didn'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." That year was the 50th-anniversary of his Masters victory.
Goalby passed away at the age of 92 on January 19th, 2022.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 377, Cuts Made: 264 (70%), Top Tens: 21 (6%) , Rounds: 1151, Scoring Avg: 73.52, Career Earnings: $425,910 - Best Finish: 1st (3 times)
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