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Chuck Courtney (golfer)

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Chuck Courtney
Personal information
Full nameCharles Courtney
Born (1940-10-11) October 11, 1940 (age 83)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeSan Diego State University
Turned professional1963
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT22: 1971
U.S. OpenT46: 1971
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Charles Courtney (born October 11, 1940) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Courtney was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota[1] and raised in San Diego, California.[2] He attended San Diego State University, where he was a three-time All-American as a member of the golf team: second team in 1960 and 1961, first team in 1962.[3][4]

Courtney turned professional in 1963. For more than a decade, he played on the PGA Tour, where he had two wins and more than two dozen top-10 finishes. He was the head professional at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California for two decades starting in 1983.[2] He is now golf professional emeritus. He was inducted into the San Diego State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1958 San Diego City Amateur
  • 1960 San Diego City Amateur
  • 1960 San Diego County Open

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 16, 1964 St. Paul Open Invitational −12 (68-72-66-66=272) 3 strokes United States Rod Funseth, United States Jack McGowan,
United States Charlie Sifford
2 Apr 20, 1969 Tallahassee Open Invitational −6 (72-69-71-70=282) 1 stroke United States Jacky Cupit, United States Bert Greene,
Australia Bob Shaw

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1972 Southern Open United States DeWitt Weaver Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]


  1. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 42. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. ^ a b Leonard, Tod (July 17, 2006). "'Ranch' rates as historic jewel". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 26, 2007.
  3. ^ "1958–1969 All-American Golf teams". Golf Coaches Association of America. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Aztec Hall of Fame inductees". San Diego State University Athletics official site. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2007.

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