Michigan Golf Classic

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The Michigan Golf Classic was a tournament on the PGA Tour that was played in September 1969 at the Shenandoah Golf & Country Club, a par-70, 6,708-yard course in Walled Lake, Michigan. The event was won by Larry Ziegler, a 30-year-old from Bonne Terre, Missouri, and was his first PGA Tour win.[1] He defeated former University of Houston star Homero Blancas with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.[2][3]

Tournament Supervisor George Walsh shocked the players when he revealed that the sponsors of the fledgling tournament said they didn't have enough money to pay all the prizes.[4] Players had been promised a total purse of $100,000 with $20,000 and a new car going to the winner.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "1969 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  2. ^ a b Shook, Richard L. (September 8, 1969). "Larry Ziegler wins Michigan Golf Classic, but no money". The Bryan (Ohio) Times. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  3. ^ a b Paladino, Larry (September 8, 1969). "Ziegler Victor in Michigan Golf". (Spartanburg SC) Herald-Journal. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  4. ^ "A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week- 09.15.69". Sports Illustrated. 1969-09-15. Retrieved 2010-03-18.