Frank Phillips (golfer)

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Frank Phillips
Personal information
Full nameFrank Stafford Phillips
Born1932
Moss Vale, New South Wales
Nationality Australia
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins32
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour5 (Asia Golf Circuit)
PGA Tour of Australasia23
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1958, 1962
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1962
The Open Championship12th: 1964

Frank Stafford Phillips OAM (born 1932) is an Australian professional golfer. He was rated one of the best ball strikers of his era winning the 1957 and 1961 Australian Opens. He has been a Life Member of the PGA of Australia since 2002.[1]

In Jack Pollard's book, Australian Golf: The Game and the Players, Phillips is described as "a tall Sydney professional who built an outstanding record in Australian golf in the 1950s and 1960s".[citation needed]

Professional wins (33)[edit]

Australia and New Zealand wins (24)[edit]

Asia Golf Circuit wins (5)[edit]

European circuit wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT T41 T18 12 CUT

Note: Phillips never played in the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1968 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PGA Life Member awarded an OAM
  2. ^ "Frank Phillips Wins N.Z. Golf". The Age. 13 October 1955. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Phillips streaks away in N.S.W. close golf". The Sun-Herald. 23 September 1956. p. 39.
  4. ^ "Professional Golf Title To Phillips". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 9 September 1957. p. 7. Retrieved 29 January 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ "Phillips Wins Australian Open By One". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 18 November 1957. p. 12. Retrieved 29 January 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ Phillips' open win sounds warning to star players
  7. ^ "Wolstenholme just pipped". The Glasgow Herald. 27 January 1976.
  8. ^ "Phillips wins in Malaya". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 26 February 1962. p. 16. Retrieved 28 January 2020 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Phillips wears down Kitta with superb 66". The Straits Times. 8 March 1965. p. 17.
  10. ^ "Phillips Takes Yomiuri Open". The Age. 5 April 1965. p. 24.
  11. ^ "Golf win to Phillips". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 August 1968. p. 30. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via Trove.
  12. ^ "Phillips Wins Manila Golf". The Age. 25 January 1960. p. 12.
  13. ^ "Easy victory for Phillips". The Straits Times. 6 February 1961. p. 15.
  14. ^ "One-stroke victory for Phillips". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 27 January 1976. p. 18. Retrieved 23 June 2020.