12 Facts About Dow Finsterwald


Dow Finsterwald won 11 Tour titles between 1955 and 1963, played on four Ryder Cup teams, and served as non-playing captain for the 1977 US Ryder Cup team.

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Dow Finsterwald attended Ohio University in his hometown, where he played on the golf team and graduated in the Class of 1952.

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Dow Finsterwald turned professional in 1951 and won 11 times on the PGA Tour during his career.

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Dow Finsterwald finished fifth or better more than 50 times in his career.

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Dow Finsterwald played on four Ryder Cup Teams and was the non-playing captain of the 1977 team.

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Dow Finsterwald won the Vardon Trophy in 1957, which is awarded to the tour professional with the lowest scoring average.

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Dow Finsterwald finished in the money in 72 consecutive tournaments – second only to Byron Nelson's 113 consecutive cuts.

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Dow Finsterwald finished the tournament with a two-stroke victory over Billy Casper.

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Dow Finsterwald was once involved in litigation in which a plaintiff claimed she lost the sight in her right eye as a result of an errant tee shot he hit at the 18th hole at the 1973 Western Open.

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Dow Finsterwald served as director of golf at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 28 years.

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Dow Finsterwald is the Pro Emeritus of the Pikewood National Golf Club, based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Dow Finsterwald was honored by fellow Ohio native Jack Nicklaus at the 2007 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

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