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Full name  Victor J. Ghezzi
U.S. Open  T2: 1946
Height  1.93 m
Professional wins  17
Masters Tournament  T6: 1941
Role  Golfer
PGA tour wins  11
Turned professional  1932
Name  Vic Ghezzi
Former tours  PGA TOUR
Nationality  United States
The Open Championship  T18: 1947
Weight  86 kg

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Born  October 19, 1910 Rumson, New Jersey (1910-10-19)
Died  May 30, 1976, Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Victor J. Ghezzi (October 19, 1910 – May 30, 1976) was an American professional golfer. (Birth year sometimes listed as 1911 or 1912)

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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.

PGA Tour wins (11)

  • 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.

    Other wins

    this list may be incomplete

  • 1935 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
  • Wins (1)

    Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958

    Results timeline

    NYF = Tournament not yet founded
    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.

    Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 36 (1934 PGA – 1950 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1936 PGA – 1937 PGA)
  • References

    Vic Ghezzi Wikipedia


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