|Full name||Michael Fetchick|
|Born||October 13, 1922|
Yonkers, New York
|Died||March 8, 2012(aged 89)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T16: 1957|
|PGA Championship||T23: 1964|
|U.S. Open||T13: 1957|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Fetchick was born in Yonkers, New York. He turned pro in 1950 and joined the PGA Tour in 1952. He won the 1956 Western Open at The Presidio in San Francisco, California in an 18-hole playoff over Doug Ford, Jay Hebert and Don January. In the 1950s, the Western Open was considered by some to be one of major championships in men's professional golf along with The Masters, U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. It's generally conceded by golf historians that Fetchick's victory over the sports top stars resulted in a demotion for the Western Open below the other majors. His best finish in an event considered to be one of four modern major championships was T13 at the 1957 U.S. Open.
Fetchick holds the Champions Tour record for the oldest winner (1985 Hilton Head Seniors International on his 63rd birthday), and the longest time between his last PGA Tour victory and his first Champions Tour victory: 28 years, 9 months and 27 days. Fetchick also finished T-2 (playoff loss) at the 1990 NYNEX Commemorative at age 67.
Fetchick died in 2012.
Professional wins (10)Edit
PGA Tour wins (3)Edit
Other wins (4)Edit
- 1955 Imperial Valley Open
- 1963 Long Island PGA Championship
- 1964 Long Island PGA Championship
- 1982 Long Island PGA Championship
Senior PGA Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Oct 13, 1985||Hilton Head Seniors International||−6 (69-69-72=210)||2 strokes||Al Chandler, Gene Littler, Orville Moody|
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1990||NYNEX Commemorative|| Jimmy Powell, Chi-Chi Rodríguez
|Trevino won with birdie on fifth extra hole|
Powell and Rodríguez eliminated with birdie on first hole
Other senior wins (2)Edit
- Ziehm, Len (July 2, 2006). "Part of history becoming history: Final Western Open this week puts". Chicago Sun Times. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "Golf Major Championships – Mike Fetchick". Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- Yannis, Alex (June 4, 1990). "Trevino Is Winner On 5th Playoff Hole". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- Fields, Bill (March 26, 2012). "Fetchick, Oldest Senior Tour Winner, Dies at 89". Golf World: 15. Archived from the original on August 3, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.