Victor J. Ghezzi (October 19, 1910 – May 30, 1976) was an American professional golfer. (Birth year sometimes listed as 1911 or 1912)
Born in Rumson, New Jersey, Ghezzi won 11 times on the PGA Tour, including one major title, the 1941 PGA Championship, where he defeated Byron Nelson in 38 holes in the finals. He was selected for three Ryder Cup teams, 1939, 1941, and 1943, but each was canceled due to World War II. During the war, Ghezzi enlisted in the U.S. Army and began his training in early 1942.
At the U.S. Open in 1946, he was in an 18-hole Sunday morning playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and Nelson. It ended in a three-way tie, forcing another 18 holes. Mangrum won that afternoon round by a single stroke over both Ghezzi and Nelson.
Ghezzi was elected to the PGA of America's hall of fame in 1965. He died of cancer at age 65 the Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida.
1935 (2) Los Angeles Open, Calvert Open
1936 (2) Hollywood Open, New Jersey PGA Championship
1937 (1) Lake Placid Open
1938 (3) North and South Open, Inverness Invitational Four-Ball (with Sam Snead), Hershey Four-Ball (with Ben Hogan)
1941 (1) PGA Championship
1947 (1) Greater Greensboro Open
1948 (1) Dapper Dan-Alcoma Tournament
Major championship is shown on bold.
this list may be incomplete1935 Maryland Open
1937 New Jersey State Open
1939 New Jersey PGA Championship
1943 New Jersey State Open
1944 New Jersey State Open
1949 New Jersey PGA Championship
Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958
NYF = Tournament not yet foundedMost consecutive cuts made – 36 (1934 PGA – 1950 PGA)
Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1936 PGA – 1937 PGA)
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.