Bill Johnston (golfer)

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Bill Johnston
Personal information
Born (1925-01-02) January 2, 1925 (age 93)
Donora, Pennsylvania
Nationality  United States
College University of Utah[1]
Turned professional 1950
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 13
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T28: 1957
U.S. Open T32: 1963
The Open Championship T26: 1960
PGA Championship T3: 1956

Bill Johnston (born January 2, 1925) is an American golf course architect and former professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.

Johnston was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, but moved to Ogden, Utah when he was four years old.[1] He played college golf at the University of Utah and turned professional in 1950. The biggest win of his playing career was at the 1958 Texas Open Invitational.

Johnston played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) from 1980 to 1990 (full-time) and then a few tournaments a year through the 1990s.

After his days as a touring professional were over, Johnston became a golf course architect. He has designed several well-known courses in Arizona and Texas.[2]

Johnston was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame in 1994.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Feb 16, 1958 Texas Open Invitational –10 (69-71-66-68=274) 3 strokes United States Bob Rosburg
2 Sep 12, 1960 Utah Open Invitational –22 (66-67-66-63=262) 2 strokes United States Art Wall, Jr.

Other wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Courses designed[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Billy Johnston profile". Utah Golf Association. Archived from the original on July 10, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bill Johnston courses built". Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  3. ^ a b "This Wasn't The 1st Time For Johnston And Collins". The Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. August 6, 1989. p. D1.

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