Alvin Richard Mayer (August 28, 1924 – June 2, 1989) was an American professional golfer.
|Full name||Alvin Richard Mayer|
|Born||August 28, 1924|
|Died||June 2, 1989 (aged 64)|
Palm Springs, California
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1959|
|PGA Championship||5th: 1957|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1957|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Player of the Year||1957|
leading money winner
Mayer's career year was 1957, when he finished the regulation 72 holes of the U.S. Open at Inverness Club tied with defending champion Cary Middlecoff. He won the 18-hole playoff 72 to 79, and his prize was $7,200. He later won $50,000 at the World Championship of Golf, topped the PGA Tour money list with winnings of $65,835, and won the PGA Player of the Year award. He also played on the 1957 Ryder Cup team.
PGA Tour wins (7)Edit
- 1953 (1) Eastern Open
- 1954 (1) Miami Beach International Four-Ball (with Tommy Bolt)
- 1955 (1) Kansas City Open
- 1956 (1) Philadelphia Daily News Open
- 1957 (2) U.S. Open, World Championship of Golf
- 1965 (1) Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
Major championship is shown in bold.
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1957||U.S. Open||1 shot deficit||+2 (70-68-74-70=282)||Playoff 1||Cary Middlecoff|
1 Defeated Middlecoff in an 18-hole playoff: Mayer 72 (+2), Middlecoff 79 (+9).
Note: Mayer never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1959 PGA Championship)
DQ = disqualified
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1957 U.S. Open – 1957 PGA)
- Harmon, Butch; Eubanks, Steve (2006). The Pro: Lessons About Golf and Life from My Father, Claude Harmon, Sr. Crown. ISBN 978-0307338037.
- Sommers, Robert (1995). The U.S. Open: Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament (second ed.).