Bob Toski

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Bob Toski
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert John Toski
Born (1926-09-18) September 18, 1926 (age 88)
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1945
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T18: 1951
U.S. Open T17: 1956
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T9: 1950, 1954
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1954

Robert John Toski, born Algustoski (born September 18, 1926), is an American golfer and teacher.

He was born in Haydenville, Massachusetts of Polish descent. He learned to play at Northampton Country Club, where he caddied and two of his elder brothers were assistant professionals. He joined the PGA Tour in 1949 and was the leading money winner in 1954, winning four times including $50,000 at World Championship of Golf. He left the tour aged 30 so he could spend more time with his young family (perhaps influenced by having lost his own mother at age six), and took a series of jobs as a club professional.

Later he found renewed fame as a leading golf coach, helping pros such as Tom Kite, Bruce Crampton and Judy Rankin. He also wrote several books and made some of the earliest golf instruction videos. In the early 1980s he was a regular on NBC Sports golf telecasts.

Toski began playing on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) upon its formation in 1980. He left the Tour in January 1986 after he became involved in a controversy over how he marked his ball in a tournament in Japan.[1] He returned in April 1986[2] and played several more years on the Tour.

He was the first living instructor inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and he is also a member of the National Polish-American Hall of Fame.

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Other wins (4)[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

Other senior wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP T18 T40 DNP T22 T41 DNP CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open T20 CUT DNP DNP T18 DNP T17 DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship R16 R64 R64 R32 R16 DNP DNP R128 T20 CUT
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T51

Note: Toski never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
Yellow background for top-10.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McManamon, Patrick (January 8, 1986). "Toski Withdraws From Senior Tour". The Palm Beach Post. p. D1. 
  2. ^ "28 Teams To Compete In Legends of Golf". The Palm Beach Post. April 24, 1986. p. D9. 

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