Finsterwald, Dow - Autographed Golf Ball
Born: Sept. 6, 1929 in Athens, OH.
Dow Finsterwald won 11 times on the PGA Tour during his career. He was known for his superb short game. He was one of the most consistent players on the Tour in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He finished fifth or better more than 50 times in his career. Finsterwald was a close friend of Arnold Palmer, who was also one of the dominant players on the Tour during this same time period.
The 1958 PGA Championship was held at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, Pennsylvania. This was the first PGA Championship held after the format was switched from matchplay to strokeplay. Finsterwald finished the tournament with a two-stroke victory over Billy Casper.
Three and one-half years later, Finsterwald and Gary Player lost one of the most epic battles in golf history — the 1962 Masters — in a playoff to Arnold Palmer.Golf Links To The Past is proud to guarantee the authenticity of every autograph we sell. In addition, we provide appropriate documentation from official licensees who have commissioned private signings or we employ the services of the two leading independent autograph authenticating companies — James Spence Authentication (JSA) and/or PSA/DNA.
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