Seattle Open Invitational

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The Seattle Open Invitational was one of the names of a PGA Tour event that played on an irregular basis under several names over the course of several decades at several clubs in the greater Seattle, Washington area. The first tournament was held in 1936 at Inglewood and played as the Seattle Open. Macdonald Smith won by shooting a then course-record 65 in an 18-hole playoff with Ralph Guldahl. The second Seattle Open was played in 1945 at Broadmoor and won by Byron Nelson with a tour record 21-under-par 259.

In 1961, the Greater Seattle Open Invitational was played at Broadmoor and won by Dave Marr in a playoff over Bob Rosburg and Jacky Cupit. In 1962, the tournament played as the Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational as part of the regions celebration of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. It was the second PGA Tour event won by a young rookie from Ohio named Jack Nicklaus. The last event, played in 1966 under the name Greater Seattle-Everett Classic, was held at the Everett Country Club and won by Homero Blancas by one stroke over Jacky Cupit.[1]

Tournament hosts[edit]

Years Course
1966 Everett Country Club
1965, 1963, 1936 Inglewood Country Club
1964, 1962, 1961, 1945 Broadmoor Golf Club

Winners[edit]

Greater Seattle-Everett Classic

Greater Seattle Open Invitational

Seattle Open Invitational

Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational

Greater Seattle Open Invitational

Seattle Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Nyhan (August 21, 2002). "Tour History in Washington". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-05-12.