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Hord Wilson Hardin (January 3, 1912 – August 5, 1996) was the President of the United States Golf Association (USGA) from 1968 to 1969, then Chairman of the Masters Tournament and the Augusta National Golf Club from 1980 to 1991.[1]

Hord Hardin
Born(1912-01-03)January 3, 1912
DiedAugust 5, 1996(1996-08-05) (aged 84)
Known forChairman, Augusta National (1980–1991)
President, USGA (1968–1969)

BiographyEdit

Hardin was born in 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Washington University.[1]

He worked as a lawyer.[1] Later, he competed in six U.S. Amateurs between 1953 and 1963.[2] He served as President of the USGA from 1968 to 1969, then Chairman of the Masters Tournament and the Augusta National Golf Club from 1980 to 1991.[1][3][4][5][6][7] He was instrumental in the relocation of the Bellerive Country Club.[8]

He died of a terminal illness in Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1996.[1] He was also club champion Bellerive 22 times.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Dorman, Larry (August 7, 1996). "Hord W. Hardin, 84, an Official Who Led the Masters Golf Event". The New York Times.
  2. ^ USGA Championship Database Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Christian, Frank; Sarazen, Gene; Brown, Cal (2004). Augusta National & the Masters: a photographer's scrapbook. Clock Tower Press. p. 82.
  4. ^ Clay, Jonathon; Smith, Tom (2003). My Best Day in Golf: Celebrity Stories of the Game They Love. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 30.
  5. ^ Sommers, Robert; Palmer, Arnold (2004). Golf Anecdotes: From the Links of Scotland to Tiger Woods. Oxford University Press. p. 274.
  6. ^ Wright, Ben; Shiels, Michael Patrick (2005). Good Bounces and Bad Lies. University of Nebraska Press. p. 136.
  7. ^ Shipnuck, Alan (2004). The battle for Augusta National: Hootie, Martha, and the Masters of the universe. Simon & Schuster. p. 28.
  8. ^ Gulf Coast Gold