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Robert George "Bob" Goalby (born March 14,
1929) is a former American professional golfer on the PGA Tour who won the 1968 Masters Tournament.
Goalby was born in Belleville, Illinois. He attended the University of
Illinois then turned professional in 1952.
At the 1968 Masters Tournament, Goalby tied Roberto DeVicenzo at the end of regulation
play and would have had to go to an eighteen-hole playoff had there
not been a mistake on DeVicenzo's scorecard. On the final round,
playing partner Tommy
Aaron marked a 4 on the No. 17 hole when DeVicenzo had in fact
made a 3. DeVicenzo failed to catch the mistake and signed the
scorecard. Professional Golfers' Association rules
stated that the higher written score signed by a golfer on his card
must stand. As such, the error gave Goalby the championship. The
story was recounted in detail in the 2005 book "The Lost
Masters : Grace and Disgrace in '68" by Curt Sampson.
Goalby played on the 1963 Ryder Cup team. He retired from the PGA Tour
having won eleven tournaments then joined the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour)
where he won twice more before retiring to a home in his native
Belleville where he has designed several area golf courses.
Goalby's nephew, Jay
Haas, currently plays on the Champions Tour and his other nephew Jerry Haas coaches the Wake
Forest University golf team. His great nephew, Bill Haas, plays on the PGA
Professional wins (14)
Major championship is
shown in bold.
Senior PGA Tour wins
senior wins (1)
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10