Ben Arda

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Ben Arda
Personal information
Nickname Bantam Ben, Toy Tiger
Born (1929-06-13)13 June 1929
Cebu, Philippine Islands
Died 20 December 2006(2006-12-20) (aged 77)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  Philippines
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 4
Other 11
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1962
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1972
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Asian Golf Circuit
Order of Merit winner
1970

Ben Arda (13 June 1929 – 20 December 2006) was a Filipino professional golfer.

Arda, known as Bantam Ben and the Toy Tiger[1] because of his small stature, was one of Asia's leading golfers during the 1960s and 1970s. He was the first Filipino to qualify for the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.[2] He won many tournaments on the Asian Golf Circuit, including the Philippine Open three times, and headed the money list in 1970. He also won four times on the Japan Golf Tour and played in the World Cup 16 times,[3] recording a best finish of 2nd place in 1977 with playing partner Rudy Lavares.

Professional wins (15)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (4)[edit]

Other wins (11)[edit]

This list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut

Team appearances[edit]

This list is incomplete

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 360. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ Castillo, Musong R. (21 December 2006). "Golf great Bantam Ben Arda dies, 77". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. A23. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Most appearances in World Cup history". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 

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