Joe Turnesa

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Joe Turnesa
Personal information
Full name Joseph R. Turnesa
Born (1901-01-31)January 31, 1901
New York, New York
Died July 15, 1991(1991-07-15) (aged 90)
Florida
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1925
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 21
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 14
Other 7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T9: 1935
U.S. Open 2nd: 1926
The Open Championship T25: 1929
PGA Championship 2nd: 1927

Joseph R. Turnesa (January 31, 1901 – July 15, 1991) was one of seven famous golfing brothers; Phil (1896–1987), Frank (1898–1949), Joe (1901–1991), Mike (1907–2000), Doug (1909–1972), Jim (1912–1971), and Willie (1914–2001). All but Willie turned professional and Joe won the most times (14) on the PGA Tour.

Turnesa finished second to Walter Hagen in the 1927 PGA Championship. He was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 1927 and 1929. He was born in New York, New York and died in Florida.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (14)[edit]

Other wins (7)[edit]

Note: This list may be incomplete.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T14 T15 T11 2 T27 T6 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T25
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP R32 2 DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T34 T9 WD DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T17 T32 T45 T46 DNP WD CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT
PGA Championship DNP DNP R32 DNP DNP R64 DNP R64 DNP R64 R64

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 2 6 14 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
PGA Championship 0 1 0 1 1 3 7 7
Totals 0 2 0 2 4 11 26 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1923 U.S. Open – 1928 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1927 PGA – 1928 U.S. Open)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turnesa Wins In England". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press. May 19, 1929. p. 9 (Sporting section).