Dow Finsterwald – a famous golfer
Dow Finsterwald an American PGA golfer was born in September 6, 1929. He won the PGA championship in 1958 and also bagged 11 titles from 1955 to 1963. In 1977 U.S Ryder cup team he had served as a non playing captain. Since he was born in Athens, Ohio, he graduated from the Ohio University in 1952 and initiated his golf career from his home town.
In the year 1969, he entered the hall of fame of Ohio University Athletics and shared the stage with his father. He teed off as a professional golfer in the year 1951. Finsterwald won 11 PGA tour in his successful golfing career and became famous for his amazing short game. He had emerged as a most consistent golfer from late 1950 to the first phase of 1960.
In the year 1957, Dow Finsterwald won the Vardon trophy which was awarded to those golf professionals who scored the lowest average. In the year 1958, he bagged the honor of PGA player of the year. The record made by him had remained unbroken for many years until those were crossed over by Jack Nicklaus, followed by Hale Irwin and Tiger woods. However, Finsterwald one of the finest golfers of all times still ranks fifth as of today.