Doug Ford (golfer)

professional golfer (1922-2018)

Douglas Michael Ford, Sr. born Fortunato (August 6, 1922 – May 14, 2018) was an American professional golfer and two-time major golf champion.

Doug Ford
Personal information
Full nameDouglas Michael Ford, Sr.
Born(1922-08-06)August 6, 1922
West Haven, Connecticut
DiedMay 14, 2018(2018-05-14) (aged 95)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
Turned professional1949
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins33
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour19
Other11 (regular)
3 (Senior)
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
The Masters TournamentWon: 1957
U.S. OpenT5: 1959
The Open ChampionshipT24: 1964
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1955
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame2011 (member page)
PGA Player of the Year1955

Ford's first major was the 1955 PGA Championship. Ford was that season's PGA Player of the Year.

Ford played on four Ryder Cup teams: 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1961. He was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 1972. He was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Ford was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and was inducted in May 2011.[1]

Ford died May 14, 2018 at the age of 95.[2]


  1. "2011 Hall of Fame class: Els, Ford, Bush, Hutchison". PGA Tour. September 22, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. McCabe, Jim (May 15, 2018). "World Golf Hall of Fame member Ford dies at 95". PGA Tour.

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