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Jacky Douglas Cupit (born February 1, 1938) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour).

Jacky Cupit
Personal information
Full nameJacky Douglas Cupit
Born (1938-02-01) February 1, 1938 (age 81)
Longview, Texas
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1960
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament15th: 1967
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1966
U.S. Open2nd: 1963
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Born and raised in Longview in the piney woods of east Texas, Cupit attended the University of Houston. As a member of the Cougars golf team, he earned All-American honors in 1959 and 1960, turned pro in 1960, and joined the PGA Tour in 1961. His older brother, Buster, was a professional golfer who played mainly in Texas and Oklahoma.

Cupit played on the PGA Tour from 1961 to 1973 and had four victories. His first came at the Canadian Open in 1961, helping him to win the PGA's Rookie of the Year award. His last tour win came in 1966 at the Cajun Classic. Cupit's best finish in a major was runner-up at the U.S. Open in 1963, when he and Arnold Palmer lost to Julius Boros in a three-way playoff.

After reaching the age of 50 in 1988, Cupit played part-time on the Senior PGA Tour. He currently is the Golf Professional Emeritus at the Links at Land's End in Yantis, Texas.[1]

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 15, 1961 Canadian Open 66-69-64-71=270 –10 5 strokes   Buster Cupit,   Dow Finsterwald,
  Bobby Nichols
2 Jul 1, 1962 Western Open 69-70-71-71=281 –3 2 strokes   Billy Casper
3 Feb 16, 1964 Tucson Open Invitational 69-68-66-71=274 –14 2 strokes   Rex Baxter
4 Nov 27, 1966 Cajun Classic Open Invitational 68-66-65-72=271 –17 Playoff   Chi Chi Rodríguez

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1961 Greater Seattle Open Invitational   Dave Marr,   Bob Rosburg Marr won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1963 U.S. Open   Julius Boros,   Arnold Palmer Boros won 18-hole playoff (Boros:70, Cupit:73, Palmer:76)
3 1966 Cajun Classic Open Invitational   Chi Chi Rodríguez Won with par on second extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Masters Tournament T20 WD T40 T44 15 CUT
U.S. Open T9 T17 2 T28 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T17 T8 T6 WD T57 T41 T57

Note: Cupit never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1962 PGA Championship)
WD = withdrew
"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 0 0 2 6 4
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 2 3 7 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 6
Totals 0 1 0 1 4 8 21 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1963 U.S. Open – 1964 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Instruction". The Links at Land's End. Retrieved August 5, 2013.

External linksEdit