Dudley Wysong

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Dudley Wysong
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Henry Dudley Wysong, Jr.
Born (1939-05-15)May 15, 1939
McKinney, Texas
Died March 29, 1998(1998-03-29) (aged 58)
Plano, Texas
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1963
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T39: 1966
U.S. Open T8: 1965
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 2nd: 1966

Henry Dudley Wysong, Jr. (May 15, 1939 – March 29, 1998) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s.

Wysong was born, raised and lived all his life in and around McKinney, Texas. One of the people who taught Wysong how to play golf was Byron Nelson. In 1961, Wysong lost the final round (match play) of the U.S. Amateur, (8&6), to Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach.

Wysong won two events on the PGA Tour: the 1966 Phoenix Open Invitational and the 1967 Hawaiian Open. His best finish in a major was a 2nd at the 1966 PGA Championship, which was won by Al Geiberger. Wysong also finished T-8 at the 1965 U.S. Open.

Wysong later served as Vice-President of the PGA of America.

Wysong died in Plano, Texas after suffering an aneurysm at the McKinney Country Club where he was the golf pro for many years[1]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Feb 14, 1966 Phoenix Open Invitational –6 (73-69-70-66=278) 1 stroke United States Gardner Dickinson
2 Nov 4, 1967 Hawaiian Open –4 (72-69-70-73=284) Playoff United States Billy Casper

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1964 Tri-State Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt McKay (April 1, 1998). "Local pro Wysong remembered fondly". The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas). p. 13B. 

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