Phil Rodgers

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Phil Rodgers (April 3, 1938 – June 26, 2018)[1] was an American professional golfer. He was born in San Diego, California. He won the 1958 NCAA Division I Championship while playing at the University of Houston. He was placed in the first position on the first team of the 1958 All-American golf team.

Rodgers seems better known for two losses. Mainly when he lost to Bob Charles in a 36-hole playoff in the 1963 Open Championship. Lesser known is that he lost the 1962 U.S. Open by two strokes despite going 6-over-par on two holes.

Rodgers died in San Diego on June 26, 2018 from leukemia at the age of 80.[2]

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  1. Romine, Brentley (June 27, 2018). "Phil Rodgers, gifted player and instructor, dies at 80". Golfweek. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. Phil Rodgers, 'The Brashest Man' in Golf, Dies at 80