Bob Goalby (1929-2002)

Bob Goalby, one of the major stars on Tour in the 1960s, died Thursday. He won eleven tournaments, including the 1968 Masters at which Roberto De Vicenzo, who tied Goalby at 277, signed an incorrect scorecard giving him a 278. The rules of golf required the mistake to stand and Goalby was declared the champion.

Read this article at Golf Digest.

And in The New York Times.

Goalby set a PGA record of eight straight birdies at the St. Petersburg Open in 1961 that stood until Mark Calcavecchia recorded nine straight in 2009.

In addition to his Masters win, Goalby finished second in the 1961 U.S. Open and in the 1962 PGA, both times by one stroke. Overall, he had seven top ten finishes in the American major championships. He never played in the Open Championship.

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