- Mike Fetchick
Mike Fetchick Personal information Full name Michael Fetchick Born October 13, 1922
Yonkers, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st) Nationality United States Career Turned professional 1950 Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7 Number of wins by tour PGA Tour 3 Champions Tour 1 Other 1 (regular)
Best results in Major Championships Masters Tournament T16: 1957 U.S. Open T13: 1957 The Open Championship DNP PGA Championship T23: 1964
Michael Fetchick (born October 13, 1922) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.
Fetchick was born in Yonkers, New York. He turned pro in 1950 and joined the PGA Tour in 1952. He won the 1956 Western Open at The Presidio in San Francisco in an 18-hole playoff over Doug Ford, Jay Hebert and Don January. In the 1950s, the Western Open was considered to be one of major championships in men's professional golf along with The Masters, U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. It's generally conceded by golf historians that Fetchick's victory over the sports top stars resulted in a demotion for the Western Open below the other majors. His best finish in an event considered to be one of four modern major championships was T13 at the 1957 U.S. Open.
Fetchick holds the Champions Tour record for the oldest winner (1985 Hilton Head Seniors International on his 63rd birthday), and the longest time between his last PGA Tour victory and his first Champions Tour victory: 28 years, 9 months and 27 days. Fetchick also finished T-2 at the 1990 NYNEX Commemorative at age 67.
Professional wins (7)
PGA Tour wins (3)
Other wins (1)
- 1955 Imperial Valley Open
Champions Tour wins (1)
- 1985 Hilton Head Seniors International
Other senior wins (2)
- 1990 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Legendary Division (with Bob Toski)
- 1992 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Legendary Division (with Bob Toski)
- Mike Fetchick at the PGA Tour official site
- American golfers
- PGA Tour golfers
- Champions Tour golfers
- People from Yonkers, New York
- 1922 births
- Living people
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