Dale Douglass

Dale Dwight Douglass (born March 5, 1936) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments at both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour level.

Dale Douglass
Personal information
Full nameDale Dwight Douglass
Born (1936-03-05) March 5, 1936 (age 84)
Wewoka, Oklahoma
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCastle Rock, Colorado
Career
CollegeUniversity of Colorado
Turned professional1960
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins21
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions11
Other3 (regular)
4 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT19: 1969
PGA ChampionshipT17: 1975
U.S. OpenT13: 1969
The Open ChampionshipT32: 1970

Douglass was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He graduated from University of Colorado in 1959, turned pro in 1960, and joined the PGA Tour in 1963. He played on the 1969 Ryder Cup team.

Douglass won three times and earned $573,351 in just under 25 years on the PGA Tour. His best finish in a major championship was T-13 at the 1969 U.S. Open.[1] His fortunes improved dramatically when he reached the age of 50 and joined the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour). In this venue, Douglass has 11 wins including the 1986 U.S. Senior Open and currently has about $7 million in earnings.[2]

He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Professional wins (21)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 20, 1969 Azalea Open Invitational −9 (70-70-66-69=275) 3 strokes   Jim Langley,   Larry Mowry,
  Bob Stone,   Terry Wilcox
2 Jun 22, 1969 Kemper Open −14 (69-70-68-67=274) 4 strokes   Charles Coody
3 Jan 18, 1970 Phoenix Open Invitational −13 (71-66-68-66=271) 1 stroke   Howie Johnson,   Gene Littler

PGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1968 Sahara Invitational   Chi-Chi Rodríguez Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1970 Greater Jacksonville Open   Don January Lost 18-hole playoff;
January: −3 (69),
Douglass: E (72)
3 1971 Kemper Open   Gary Player,   Lee Trevino,
  Tom Weiskopf
Weiskopf won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (3)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (11)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other Senior PGA Tour (10)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 23, 1986 The Vintage Invitational −16 (67-70-69-66=272) 4 strokes   Gary Player
2 Mar 30, 1986 Johnny Mathis Seniors Classic −14 (67-69-66=202) 3 strokes   Chi-Chi Rodríguez
3 Jun 29, 1986 U.S. Senior Open −5 (66-72-68-73=279) 1 stroke   Gary Player
4 Oct 12, 1986 Fairfield Barnett Classic −13 (68-67-68=203) 1 stroke   Miller Barber
5 Feb 21, 1988 GTE Suncoast Classic −6 (67-69-74=210) 2 strokes   Orville Moody
6 May 27, 1990 Bell Atlantic Classic −4 (70-66-70=206) Playoff   Gary Player
7 Aug 11, 1991 Showdown Classic −7 (71-67-71=209) 1 stroke   George Archer,   Don Bies
8 May 31, 1992 NYNEX Commemorative −7 (67-66=133) Playoff   Terry Dill
9 Jul 19, 1992 Ameritech Senior Open −15 (65-70-66=201) 4 strokes   Jim Dent
10 Oct 24, 1993 Ralphs Senior Classic −17 (66-66-64=196) Playoff   Jim Dent
11 Jun 23, 1996 Bell Atlantic Classic (2) −4 (69-69-68=206) Playoff   John Schroeder,   Tom Wargo

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (4–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1986 Del E. Webb Senior PGA Tour Roundup   Charles Owens Lost to par on second extra hole
2 1990 Bell Atlantic Classic   Gary Player Won with par on second extra hole
3 1990 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic   Mike Hill Lost to par on first extra hole
4 1990 New York Life Champions   Mike Hill,   Lee Trevino Hill won with birdie on first extra hole
5 1992 NYNEX Commemorative   Terry Dill Won with par on first extra hole
6 1993 Ralphs Senior Classic   Jim Dent Won with birdie on first extra hole
7 1994 The Tradition   Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on first extra hole
8 1996 Bell Atlantic Classic   John Schroeder,   Tom Wargo Won with birdie on third extra hole

Other senior wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T19
U.S. Open CUT CUT T13
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T43 T45 T48
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T38 T27
U.S. Open CUT T42 T18 T24 T24 T32
The Open Championship T32
PGA Championship T40 T17
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T31
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1986 U.S. Senior Open −5 (66-72-68-73=279) 1 stroke   Gary Player

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-23.
  2. ^ Dayton Daily News article

External linksEdit