Bill Collins – A Bright Career cut short by Injury
Bill Collins was one of the foremost professional golfers in the history of the United States of America having played on the PGA Tour circuit in the late 1950s and early 1960s as well as playing on the senior PGA Tour or the Champions Tour in the 1980s.
Having joined the PGA Tour in 1958, Collins won between 1959 and 1962, four PGA Tour events, the first of which came at the Greater New Orleans Invitational in 1959. Collins never won a Major event in his career, his best finishes coming in the US Open where he finished 7th overall.
Collins was also a part of the Ryder Cup team of the United States of America in 1961. However, a back injury forced him to retire from professional golf in 1965, pulling the curtains down on what could have been a glorious career even before it had reached its peak.
Bill Collins made his comeback to professional golf as a senior professional in the 1980s enjoying some success but never achieving the heights that was expected of him. However, bill Collins left behind a rich legacy that his peers look forward to fulfilling and carry his legend forward, as much as they can.