Philadelphia Inquirer Open

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The Philadelphia Inquirer Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was played at various clubs in the greater Philadelphia area in the 1940s. The first event played as the Philadelphia Inquirer Open Invitational; it was last played in 1949. Fred Byrod was the Inquirer employee who acted as tournament promoter and liaison with the PGA.[1] At the 1945 event, Byron Nelson won the seventh of his record-setting 11 consecutive victories.[2]

Tournament hosts[edit]

Years Course
1948-49 Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
1947 Cedarbrook Country Club
1945-46 Llanerch Country Club
1944 Torresdale-Frankford Country Club


Philadelphia Inquirer Open

Philadelphia Inquirer Open Invitational


  1. ^ "Fred Byrod, Class of 1993". PGA Philadelphia Section. Retrieved 2010-03-14.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Llanerch Country Club History". Retrieved 2010-12-06.