Mike Turnesa

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Mike Turnesa
Personal information
Full name Michael C. Turnesa
Born (1907-06-09)June 9, 1907
Elmsford, New York
Died October 31, 2000(2000-10-31) (aged 93)
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Nationality  United States
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T25: 1935
U.S. Open T26: 1946
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 2nd: 1948

Michael C. Turnesa (June 9, 1907 – October 31, 2000) was one of seven 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.[1]

Turnesa's first job in golf came in the pro shop at the Metropolis Country Club. He then became assistant professional at Innwood in the late 1920s before being named "playing professional" representing Fairview in 1931. All told, Mike played on PGA Tour for 18 years, winning six times,[2] before settling down at Knollwood Country Club. He won the 1933 and 1941 Westchester Opens, and the 1949 Metropolitan PGA at Ardsley, but is better known for having finished second to Ben Hogan in both the 1948 PGA Championship and the 1942 Hale America Tournament, the war-time substitute for the U.S. Open. Mike also played in the inaugural Masters Tournament in 1934 along with brother Joe.[1]

Turnesa's grandson, Marc Turnesa, has won on the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour.[3]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Biographical information from Knollwood Country Club". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Miscellaneous PGA Tour records (wins by brothers)". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on December 25, 2005. 
  3. ^ Bush, John (October 28, 2007). "Turnesa hangs on in Miami, earns 2008 Tour card". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 25, 2013.