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American Golf Classic

 

The American Golf Classic is a former tournament on the PGA Tour that was played from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s in Akron, Ohio. Both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were among the winners.

First played: 1961

Last played: 1976

Also known as: No other names - it was always called the American Golf Classic.

Winners of the American Golf Classic
1976 - David Graham
1975 - Not played
1974 - Jim Colbert
1973 - Bruce Crampton
1972 - Bert Yancey
1971 - Jerry Heard
1970 - Frank Beard
1969 - Raymond Floyd
1968 - Jack Nicklaus
1967 - Arnold Palmer
1966 - Not played
1965 - Al Geiberger
1964 - Ken Venturi
1963 - Johnny Pott
1962 - Arnold Palmer
1961 - Jay Hebert

Golf Courses: The tournament was played at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. In most of the same years the American Golf Classic was played, Firestone was also hosting the World Series of Golf. At the time, the World Series of Golf was a 4-person event for the winners of the year's majors. After the end of the American Golf Classic, the World Series of Golf evolved into a full-field, 72-hole tournament, and later still became the Bridgestone Invitational.

 

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