Dave Douglas (golfer)

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Dave Douglas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1918-01-01)January 1, 1918
Died November 16, 1978(1978-11-16) (aged 60)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament 5th: 1951
U.S. Open T6: 1949, 1951
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1950, 1953

Dave Douglas (January 1, 1918 – November 16, 1978) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s.

Douglas hailed from Newark, Delaware. Early in his career, he held the position of club pro at the Newark (Delaware) Country Club from 1940 until October 1942. After World War II, he joined the PGA Tour. At 6'2" tall and 165 pounds, he was lean and lanky. He was of Scottish ancestry and known for his smooth swing.

Douglas won eight tournaments[1] on the PGA Tour in the late 1940s through the mid-1950s. He was a member of the winning U.S. Ryder Cup Team in 1953.

In 1978, Douglas was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

PGA Tour wins (8)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP NT NT NT NT DNP T39 T45 T6
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R16
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T49 5 T30 DNP T53 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T36 T6 CUT CUT DNP T47 T34 CUT DNP CUT
PGA Championship QF R64 R32 QF R64 R32 DNP DNP CUT DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open T33 T14 T28
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT

Note: Douglas never played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 3 15 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 7
Totals 0 0 0 3 6 9 29 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1947 U.S. Open – 1952 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1950 PGA – 1951 U.S. Open)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Copyright PGA Tour. Doubleday. p. 253. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.