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Julius Boros
Personal information
Full name Julius Nicholas Boros
Born March 3, 1920(1920-03-03)
Fairfield, Connecticut
Died May 28, 1994 (aged 74)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College None
Turned professional 1949
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 24
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 18
Other 6
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 3)
The Masters T3: 1963
U.S. Open Won: 1952, 1963
Open Championship 15th: 1966
PGA Championship Won: 1968
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1982 (member page)
PGA Player of the Year 1952, 1963
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1952, 1955

Julius Nicholas Boros (March 3, 1920 – May 28, 1994) was a Hungarian-American professional golfer.

Boros was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He won 18 PGA Tour events, including three major championships: the 1952 and 1963 U.S. Opens and the 1968 PGA Championship. He was the oldest player ever to win a major championship with his 1968 PGA Championship win at the age of 48 . He was a member of the Ryder Cup team in 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1967. He was PGA Player of Year in 1952 and 1963. His total career PGA Tour earnings were $1,004,861. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1982. Boros suffered a fatal heart attack in 1994 on the golf course at the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Boros was also instrumental in starting the Senior PGA Tour in the late 1970s. While other players often walked around a hole and studied the green for several minutes before putting – sometimes from their knees, Boros is remembered for not wasting any time. He would walk up to ball and "just do it". He is also remembered for his catch phrase "swing easy, hit hard".

His son Guy Boros won on the PGA Tour in 1996 at the Greater Vancouver Open.

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Professional wins (24)

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PGA Tour wins (18)

Major championships are shown in bold.

Other wins (3)

This list may be incomplete

Senior wins (3)

Major championships

Wins (3)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runner(s)-up
1952 U.S. Open 2 shot lead +1 (71-71-68-71=281) 4 strokes United States Ed Oliver
1963 U.S. Open (2) 3 shot deficit +9 (71-74-76-72=293) Playoff1 United States Jacky Cupit, United States Arnold Palmer
1968 PGA Championship 2 shot deficit +1 (71-71-70-69=281) 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Arnold Palmer

1Defeated Jacky Cupit and Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole playoff (Boros 70, Cupit 73, Palmer 76).

Results timeline

Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters T35 17 T7 T10 T16 T4 T24 CUT T39 T8
U.S. Open 9 T4 1 T17 T23 T5 T2 T4 3 T28
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T5 T44
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters 5 CUT T11 T3 CUT CUT T28 5 T16 T33
U.S. Open T3 CUT DNP 1 CUT T4 T17 WD T16 T13
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 15 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T24 CUT T11 T13 T21 T17 T6 T5 1 T25
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
The Masters T23 CUT CUT CUT T26 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T12 T42 T29 T7 WD T38 DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T26 T34 WD CUT DNP T40 CUT T58 CUT CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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