Bill Johnston (golfer)

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Bill Johnston
Bill Johnston 1948.jpeg
Johnston, circa 1948
Personal information
Born (1925-01-02) January 2, 1925 (age 95)
Donora, Pennsylvania
Nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Utah[1]
Turned professional1950
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT28: 1957
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1956
U.S. OpenT32: 1963
The Open ChampionshipT26: 1960

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 PGA Tour Champions) 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] As of March 2019, Johnston still played golf at the age of 94.[3]

Professional wins (15)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
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 (13)[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. ^ Bill Johnston: A fading story worth revisiting
  4. ^ 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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