|Full name||Edward Joseph Furgol|
March 24, 1917|
New York Mills, New York
|Died||March 6, 1997
Miami Shores, Florida
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
Senior PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1963|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1954|
|The Open Championship||T19: 1955|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1956|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Player of the Year||1954|
At age twelve, Furgol injured his left elbow when he fell off a set of parallel bars at a playground. Despite several surgeries, the elbow never healed correctly and was left with a crooked arm ten inches (25 cm) shorter as a result. On the recommendation of his doctors, he took up golf.
A Polish American born in New York Mills, New York, Furgol won six times on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1954 U.S. Open. He also played on the Ryder Cup team in 1957. Although he was from the same town as fellow tour player Marty Furgol (1916–2005), they were not related. Furgol died at age 79 in Miami Shores, Florida.
this list may be incomplete
PGA Tour wins (6)
- 1947 (1) Bing Crosby Pro-Am (tie with George Fazio)
- 1954 (2) Phoenix Open, U.S. Open
- 1956 (2) Miller High Life Open, Rubber City Open
- 1957 (1) Agua Caliente Open
Major championship is shown in bold.
- 1951 Michigan PGA Championship
- 1955 Hopkins International Trophy Matches
- 1962 Tri-State PGA Championship
- 1963 Tri-State PGA Championship
- 1965 Tri-State PGA Championship
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1954||U.S. Open||1 shot lead||+4 (71-70-71-72=284)||1 stroke||Gene Littler|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T19||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1953 PGA – 1957 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1956 U.S. Open – 1957 Masters)
U.S. national team appearances
- "Ed Furgol, 79; pro golfer overcame injury". New York Times. (obituary). March 12, 1997. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
- Robertson, Orlo (June 21, 1954). "Silent Ed is new Open golf champ". Sarasota Journal. Florida. Associated Press. p. 7.
- DeGange, John (July 3, 1954). "Ins and Outs". The Day. New London, Connecticut. p. 12.
- "Ed Furgol to receive Hogan golf award at fete tonight". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. Associated Press. January 27, 1955. p. 6.
- "Furgol dies at the age of 79". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. March 12, 1997. p. C3.