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George Knudson

Born: 1937
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Death: January 1989
Category: Golfer, professional
Inducted: 1986

George Knudson, who possessed one of the finest golf swings of all time, was one of Canada's top PGA Tour professionals, winning eight tournaments in his 11-year career, more than any other Canadian before or since. At home, Knudson captured the CPGA Championship five times and was low Canadian professional at the Canadian Open on five other occasions.

George Knudson's Record:

International:

  • 1961 Coral Gables Open Champion
  • 1963 Portland Open Champion
  • 1964 Fresno Open Champion
  • 1967 New Orleans Open Champion
  • 1968 Phoenix Open Champion
  • 1968 Tucson Open Champion
  • 1972 Robinson Open Champion
  • 1972 Kaiser International Open Champion
  • 1966 Low Individual World Cup in Spain
  • 1968 Won the World Cup with Al Balding

National:

  • Low Canadian professional in the Canadian Open: 1963, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977
  • Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion: 1964, 1967-1968, 1976-1977
  • 1966 Winner of the Millar Trophy
  • 1955 Canadian Junior Champion

Provincial:

  • 1954 Manitoba Junior Champion
  • 1955 Manitoba Junior Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • He achieved greater success in the United States Tour than any other Canadian, winning eight events from 1962 to 1972.
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