Thursday, July 19, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Doug Ford, former Masters and PGA champion, dies at 95

/ 06:19 AM May 16, 2018

In this April 10, 1997 file photo, Doug Ford watches his shot during his opening round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and a Hall of Famer, died on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton, File)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and former PGA player of the year, has died. He was 95.

The PGA Tour announced Ford’s death, saying Ford’s family informed the tour that he died Monday night. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Ford was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He won the 1955 PGA Championship, and then two years later won the Masters when he shot 66 in the final round to rally from a three-shot deficit to Sam Snead.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ford was the PGA player of the year that season. He collected the first of his 19 tour victories in 1952, and his last win was in 1963.

He played on the Senior Tour when it began in 1980, and he twice won a division for older players at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.    /kga

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Champion, Doug Ford, Golf, Masters, obituary, PGA, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.