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Dave Douglas (January 1, 1918 – November 16, 1978) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s.

Dave Douglas
Personal information
Born(1918-01-01)January 1, 1918
DiedNovember 16, 1978(1978-11-16) (aged 60)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament5th: 1951
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1950, 1953
U.S. OpenT6: 1949, 1951
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Douglas hailed from Newark, Delaware. Early in his career, he held the position of club pro at the Newark (Delaware) Country Club from 1940 until October 1942. After World War II, he joined the PGA Tour. At 6'2" tall and 165 pounds, he was lean and lanky. He was of Scottish ancestry and known for his smooth swing.

Douglas won eight tournaments[1] on the PGA Tour in the late 1940s through the mid-1950s. He was a member of the winning U.S. Ryder Cup Team in 1953.

In 1978, Douglas was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

PGA Tour wins (8)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament NT NT NT
U.S. Open CUT NT NT NT NT T39 T45 T6
PGA Championship NT R16
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T49 5 T30 T53
U.S. Open T36 T6 CUT CUT T47 T34 CUT CUT
PGA Championship QF R64 R32 QF R64 R32 CUT
Tournament 1960 1961 1962
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T33 T14 T28
PGA Championship CUT

Note: Douglas never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = no tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 3 15 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 7
Totals 0 0 0 3 6 9 29 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1947 U.S. Open – 1952 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1950 PGA – 1951 U.S. Open)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Copyright PGA Tour. Doubleday. p. 253. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.