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-- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.1/21/1940Hall of Famer, GolferNames/Places: b. in Columbus, Ohio; "The Golden Bear"Misc: won 4 U.S. Opens, 6 Masters, 5 PGAs and 3 British Opens, not to mention the U.S. Amateur title twice. This brings his total of "major" victories to 20; the oldest player to win Masters (46 in 1986); PGA Player of Year 5 times (1967,72-73,75-76); named Golfer of Century by PGA in 1988; 6-time Ryder Cup player and 2-time captain (1983,87); won NCAA title (1961) and 2 U.S. Amateurs (1959,61); entered 1994 with 70 PGA Tour wins (2nd to Sam Snead's 81); won 2nd U.S. Senior Open in 1993. Leading money earner 8Xs; $5 million earner.
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