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Henry Dudley Wysong, Jr. (May 15, 1939 – March 29, 1998) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s.

Dudley Wysong
Personal information
Full nameHenry Dudley Wysong, Jr.
Born(1939-05-15)May 15, 1939
McKinney, Texas
DiedMarch 29, 1998(1998-03-29) (aged 58)
Plano, Texas
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1963
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT39: 1966
PGA Championship2nd: 1966
U.S. OpenT8: 1965
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Wysong was born, raised and lived all his life in and around McKinney, Texas. One of the people who taught Wysong how to play golf was Byron Nelson. In 1961, Wysong lost the final round (match play) of the U.S. Amateur, (8&6), to Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach.

Wysong won two events on the PGA Tour: the 1966 Phoenix Open Invitational and the 1967 Hawaiian Open. His best finish in a major was a 2nd at the 1966 PGA Championship, which was won by Al Geiberger. Wysong also finished T-8 at the 1965 U.S. Open.

Wysong later served as Vice-President of the PGA of America.

Wysong died in Plano, Texas after suffering an aneurysm at the McKinney Country Club where he was the golf pro for many years[1]

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Feb 14, 1966 Phoenix Open Invitational –6 (73-69-70-66=278) 1 stroke   Gardner Dickinson
2 Nov 4, 1967 Hawaiian Open –4 (72-69-70-73=284) Playoff   Billy Casper

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1965 Cajun Classic Open Invitational   Babe Hiskey Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1967 Hawaiian Open   Billy Casper Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 1964 Tri-State Open

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matt McKay (April 1, 1998). "Local pro Wysong remembered fondly". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, Texas. p. 13B.

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