Ken Still

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Ken Still
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Allan Still
Born (1935-02-12)February 12, 1935
Tacoma, Washington
Died March 19, 2017(2017-03-19) (aged 82)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 1953
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T6: 1971
U.S. Open 5th: 1970
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T38: 1967

Kenneth Allan Still (February 12, 1935 – March 19, 2017)[1] was an American professional golfer who played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Still was born in Tacoma, Washington. During his early twenties, he developed a friendship with Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.[citation needed] He turned professional in 1953.

Still won three PGA Tour events. In 1969 he won the Florida Citrus Open Invitational in Orlando in the spring, and the Greater Milwaukee Open in the summer.

Still took part in the 1969 Ryder Cup matches. While playing a match with Dave Hill against Brian Huggett and Bernard Gallacher, Still and Hill lost a hole after Hill putted out of turn. While upset with what took place, Hill later said "well we won. So let's forget about it."[2] In the final singles encounter Jack Nicklaus had Tony Jacklin pick up a missable putt so the match would end in a 16-16 tie.[3]

Still had two top-10 finishes in major championships during his career: a 5th place finish at the 1970 U.S. Open, and a T-6 at The Masters in 1971. After reaching the age of 50 in 1985, he began play on the Senior PGA Tour and continued to play in this venue until the late 1990s. He lived in Fircrest, Washington where February 12th, his birthday, is recognized as Ken Still Day.

Still was elected to the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame in 1995.[4]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 9, 1969 Florida Citrus Open Invitational −10 (74-67-67-70=278) 1 stroke United States Miller Barber
2 Aug 10, 1969 Greater Milwaukee Open −11 (74-71-67-65=277) 2 strokes South Africa Gary Player
3 Oct 25, 1970 Kaiser International Open Invitational −10 (68-67-71-72=278) Playoff United States Lee Trevino, United States Bert Yancey

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1970 Kaiser International Open Invitational United States Lee Trevino, United States Bert Yancey Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete


  1. ^ Milles, Todd (March 20, 2017). "Affable golfing icon Ken Still, Tacoma’s first PGA Tour champion, dies at 82". The News Tribune. 
  2. ^ "Hill Overcomes Trouble, Sinks Eagle Putt For Ryder Cup Tie". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho. Associated Press. September 20, 1969. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Price a reminder of the games sportsmanship". Golf Today. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame/Ken Still". Pacific Northwest Section – PGA of America. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 

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