Doug Ford (golfer)

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Doug Ford
Personal information
Full name Douglas Michael Ford, Sr.
Born (1922-08-06)August 6, 1922
West Haven, Connecticut
Died May 14, 2018(2018-05-14) (aged 95)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1949
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 33
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 19
Other 11 (regular)
3 (Senior)
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
The Masters Tournament Won: 1957
U.S. Open T5: 1959
The Open Championship T24: 1964
PGA Championship Won: 1955
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2011 (member page)
PGA Player of the Year 1955

Douglas Michael Ford, Sr. born Fortunato (August 6, 1922 – May 14, 2018) was an American professional golfer and two-time major golf champion.

Ford's first major was the 1955 PGA Championship. Ford was that season's PGA Player of the Year.

Ford played on four Ryder Cup teams: 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1961. He was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 1972. He was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Ford was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and was inducted in May 2011.[1]

Ford died May 14, 2018 at the age of 95.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 Hall of Fame class: Els, Ford, Bush, Hutchison". PGA Tour. September 22, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. McCabe, Jim (May 15, 2018). "World Golf Hall of Fame member Ford dies at 95". PGA Tour.

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