Bob Goalby is retired professional golfer. He was born in Bellevile, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois. Jay Haas, also a golfer who is currently playing in the Champions Tour, and Bill Haas, of the PGA Tour, are Goalby’s nephew and great nephew, respectively. Goalby went professional in 1952 and has joined the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour prior to his retirement.
Goalby has had 14 professional wins throughout the span of his career. He won 11 PGA Tours, 2 Champions Tours and the 1983 Shootout at Jeremy Ranch when he went head to head against Mike Reid.
The first PGA Tour that Goalby won was the Greater Greensboro Open of 1958. In 1960, he picked up the Coral Gables Open Invitational. He followed up his 1960 win with two 1961 wins—the Los Angeles Open and the St. Petersburg Open Invitational. In 1962, Goalby again won two tournaments—the Insurance City Open Invitational and the Denver Open Invitational. After winning the San Diego Open Invitational in 1967, Goalby won his first major championship after he won the Masters Tournament in 1968. Robert De Vincenzo was the runner-up for the said tournament. In 1969, Goalby took the Robinson Open Golf Classic and then the Heritage Golf Classic and the Bahamas National Open in 1970 and 1971 respectively.
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