|Full name||Edward Joseph Furgol|
|Born||March 24, 1917|
New York Mills, New York
|Died||March 6, 1997 (aged 79)|
Miami Shores, Florida
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
Senior PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1963|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1956|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1954|
|The Open Championship||T19: 1955|
|Achievements and awards|
At age twelve, Furgol injured his left elbow when he fell off a set of parallel bars at a playground. Despite several surgeries, the elbow never healed correctly and was left with a crooked arm ten inches (25 cm) shorter as a result. On the recommendation of his doctors, he took up golf.
A Polish American born in New York Mills, New York, Furgol won six times on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1954 U.S. Open. He also played on the Ryder Cup team in 1957. Although he was from the same town as fellow tour player Marty Furgol (1916–2005), they were not related. Furgol died at age 79 in Miami Shores, Florida.
this list may be incomplete
Professional wins (11)Edit
PGA Tour wins (6)Edit
|Major championships (1)|
|Other PGA Tour (5)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jan 12, 1947||Bing Crosby Pro-Am||−3 (72-69-72=213)||Shared title with George Fazio|
|2||Feb 8, 1954||Phoenix Open||−12 (71-68-65-68=272)||Playoff||Cary Middlecoff|
|3||Jun 19, 1954||U.S. Open||+4 (71-70-71-72=284)||1 stroke||Gene Littler|
|4||Aug 19, 1956||Miller High Life Open||−15 (63-66-71-65=265)||4 strokes||Gene Littler|
|5||Sep 9, 1956||Rubber City Open||−17 (69-68-68-66=271)||1 stroke||Arnold Palmer|
|6||Jan 20, 1957||Agua Caliente Open||−8 (72-67-70-71=280)||Playoff||Al Besselink|
Other wins (5)Edit
- 1951 Michigan PGA Championship
- 1954 Havana Invitational
- 1962 Tri-State PGA Championship
- 1963 Tri-State PGA Championship
- 1965 Tri-State PGA Championship
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1954||U.S. Open||1 shot lead||+4 (71-70-71-72=284)||1 stroke||Gene Littler|
|The Open Championship|
|The Open Championship||T19|
|The Open Championship|
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1959 PGA Championship)
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1953 PGA – 1957 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1956 U.S. Open – 1957 Masters)
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- "Ed Furgol, 79; pro golfer overcame injury". New York Times. (obituary). March 12, 1997. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
- Robertson, Orlo (June 21, 1954). "Silent Ed is new Open golf champ". Sarasota Journal. Florida. Associated Press. p. 7.
- DeGange, John (July 3, 1954). "Ins and Outs". The Day. New London, Connecticut. p. 12.
- "Ed Furgol to receive Hogan golf award at fete tonight". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. Associated Press. January 27, 1955. p. 6.
- "Furgol dies at the age of 79". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. March 12, 1997. p. C3.
- "Fazio, Furgol Tie For Crosby Crown". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. January 13, 1947. p. 8.
- "Middlecoff, Furgol Look At 272 In Phoenix Open". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. February 8, 1954. p. 7.
- "Furgol Wins Playoff in Phoenix Open". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. February 9, 1954. p. 7.
- Grimsley, Will (June 20, 1954). "Furgol wins Open in dramatic finish". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. p. 1-sports.
- "Furgol Wins With 265". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. August 20, 1956. p. 6.
- "Furgol Wins With 271". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. September 10, 1956. p. 7.
- "Furgol Wins Caliente In Playoff". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. January 21, 1957. p. 6.