|Full name||John W. Cupit|
March 22, 1927 |
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1959|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1960, 1963|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T8: 1958|
John W. "Buster" Cupit (born March 22, 1927) is an American professional golfer.
Cupit worked primarily as a club pro but also played on the PGA Tour. In 1961, he almost won in consecutive tournaments only to finish second in both. At the St. Paul Open, he lost by one stroke to Don January after leading by two strokes after 54 holes. A week later, he trailed his brother Jacky by one stroke entering the final round of the Canadian Open, but shot 75 to finish in a tie for second, five strokes behind his brother. His last full season on the PGA Tour came in 1966 when he started 16 events. His best finish in a major was a T-8 at the 1958 PGA Championship.
Cupit owns and operates the Longview Country Club in Longview, Texas.
- "Buster Cupit Leads By Two At St. Paul". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPI. July 9, 1961. p. 4-4. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "Don January's 269 Wins St. Paul Open". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. July 10, 1961. p. 6-C. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "Jacky Cupit Is Winner In Canadian Golf". The News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. AP. July 16, 1961. p. 2-D. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
- "Cupit tourney raises $10,000 for White Oak volunteer fire dept". Kilgore News Herald. Kilgore, Texas. August 16, 2007. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
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