Oldest Hall of Fame golfer Jackie Burke celebrates 100th birthday

Golf Hall of Fame inductee Jackie Burke Jr. (USA) celebrated her 100th birthday.

The American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour announced on its website on the 30th (Korean time) that the oldest tour pro, Burke Jr., born on January 20, 1923, has passed the age of 100.

Burke Jr., who won two majors at the 1956 Masters and PGA Championship, debuted on the PGA Tour in 1941 and won 19 victories and three other tour victories.

In 1950 he won 4 in one year alone, he competed in 5 Ryder Cups from 1951-59 and captained them in 1957. He was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. 메이저사이트

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Burke Jr., the son of former club pro Jackie Burke, was introduced to golf early and has continued to exert an influence on the American golf scene.

He also founded, in 1957, the 36-hole Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, in partnership with Jimmy Demarlett, which he operates to this day. The course is also a tournament hall, hosting the 1967 Ryder Cup and the 1969 US Open.

His second wife, Robin Morando, who was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame as the captain of the 2016 Curtis Cup U.S. team, also hosted the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open while actively participating in golf course management. At the tournament held in winter, Kim A-lim, who was active on the domestic tour, won the come-from-behind victory.

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