Doug Sanders

College Golfer + Professional Golfer + Pga Tour Member
Born Jul 24, 1933

George Douglas Sanders is a former American professional golfer who won twenty PGA Tour events during his career.

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1933 Birth Born on July 24, 1933.


1955 21 Years Old He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition in 1955. … Read More
1956 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Sanders won the 1956 Canadian Open as an amateur—the only amateur ever to do so—and turned professional shortly thereafter.
1959 25 Years Old Sanders had 13 top-10 finishes in major championships, including four second-place finishes: 1959 PGA Championship, 1961 U.S. Open, 1966 and 1970 British Opens.


1966 32 Years Old In 1966, he became one of the few players in history to finish in the top ten of all four major championships in a single season, despite winning none of them.
1970 36 Years Old He earned unfortunate notoriety for taking four shots from just 74 yards as the leader playing the final hole of the 1970 British Open at St Andrews, missing a sidehill 3-foot putt to win, before losing the resulting 18-hole playoff by just a single shot the next day to Jack Nicklaus. … Read More
1973 39 Years Old Sanders has always been known as a stylish, flamboyant dresser on the golf course, which earned him the nickname "Peacock of the Fairways." Esquire magazine named Sanders one of America's Ten Best Dressed Jocks in 1973. … Read More


1988 54 Years Old From 1988 to 1994, he also sponsored the Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic. … Read More
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