IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic

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The IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It was played at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1980.[1]


IVB-Golf Classic

IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic

IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic

IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic

Philadelphia Golf Classic

Whitemarsh Open Invitational

Tournament highlights[edit]

  • 1963: Arnold Palmer wins the inaugural version of the tournament by one shot over Lionel Hebert. The $26,000 first prize was the most Palmer collected for a win up to that time.[2]
  • 1966: Jack Nicklaus narrowly misses winning in Philadelphia for the third consecutive year. Don January beats him by one shot.[4]
  • 1975: Tom Jenkins wins by one shot over Johnny Miller and by two over Bob Wynn. Wynn was leading by two shots until he made a quadruple-bogey eight on the tournament's 71st hole.[7]
  • 1980: Doug Tewell wins the last edition of the tournament. He beats Tom Kite by one shot.[9]