Sunshine Open Invitational

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The Sunshine Open Invitational was a PGA Tour event that played for one year at the Bayshore Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida.[1] The 72-hole tournament was held from March 23–26, 1961;[1] and was won by then 25-year-old Gary Player with a score of 273.[2] Player received $3,500 in winnings.[3] Arnold Palmer finished second winning $2,300.[1] The Bayshore Country Club, now known as Miami Beach Golf Club, opened in 1923.[4]



  1. ^ a b c "Tournament information from Arnold Palmer's official site". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ "1961 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  3. ^ "1961 Pro Golf Results". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Course History". Miami Beach Golf Club. Retrieved 2011-02-21.