Al Besselink
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Al Besselink

Professional Golfer
Male
Born Jun 30, 1922
Age 93
College Universitas Miami...
Other Names Besselink, Albert...

Albert Cornelius Besselink is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s. Besselink grew up in Merchantville, New Jersey. He attended the University of Miami and was the first UM golfer to win a national tournament. He won the Southern Invitational Championship twice before graduating in 1949. He turned pro later that year. Besselink won five PGA Tour events including the inaugural Tournament of Champions in 1953.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born on June 30, 1922.

TWENTIES

1949 27 Years Old Besselink grew up in Merchantville, New Jersey. He attended the University of Miami and was the first UM golfer to win a national tournament. He won the Southern Invitational Championship twice before graduating in 1949. … Read More

THIRTIES

1953 31 Years Old Besselink won four PGA Tour events including the inaugural Tournament of Champions in 1953. … Read More

FORTIES

1965 43 Years Old One famous example of his showmanship occurred during the third round of the 1965 Colonial Invitational in Fort Worth when Besselink played the final four holes of his third round with a red rose -- plucked from a bush at the 15th hole -- between his teeth. … Read More
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