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Bob Goalby Cause Of Death



Bob Goalby Cause Of Death

Bob Goalby Cause Of Death – Robert George Goalby, an American professional golfer, who won the Masters Tournament in 1968 when his opponent signed a faulty scorecard, has died at age 92.

Born on March 14, 1929, in Belleville Illinois, Goalby won his lone career major title on April 14, 1968, in Augusta, Ga. He was in a close final-round battle with Roberto De Vicenzo and fired a 6-under 66 over his last 18 holes.

Bob Goalby Cause Of Death

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Goalby won 11 times on the PGA Tour. He finished second at the 1961 U.S. Open and at the 1962 PGA Championship.

Goalby died Wednesday in Belleville, Ill, and his cause of death is still unknown.

“Bob Goalby was one of the true gentlemen in the game of golf, and we are deeply saddened by his passing,” Masters and Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley said in a statement.

The golf star went to Belleville West High School and later attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship and also played baseball at Southern Illinois.

Goalby is known to have supported two of his nephews, Jay and Jerry Haas, throughout their own pro golf careers. Bob Goalby Cause Of Death

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