Friday, July 11, 2008

Mike Souchak Passed Away at Age 81

Sad news today that Mike Souchak has died in Florida at age 81.

Just a quick recap of his career from the AP:

Souchak won 15 events on the PGA TOUR from 1955-66 and had 11 top-10 finishes in major championships. He finished third at the U.S. Open in 1959 and 1960, and played on the winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams in ‘59 and ‘61.

He set a tour record for four-round low score at the 1955 Texas Open, opening with a 60 and finishing a 257. That record stood until Mark Calcavecchia’s 256 at the 2001 Phoenix Open.
Despite never having won a major, he had a pretty accomplished career.

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