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Virginia has a bunch! 

All time..... 

  • Sam Snead
  • Curtis Strange
  • Lanny Wadkins
  • Lew Worsham
  • Donna Andrews
  • Vinny Giles
  • Chandler Harper
  • JC Snead
  • Ed Sneed

More recently.......

  • Lanto Griffin
  • Steve Marino
  • Billy Hurley III
  • John Rollins
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For as many golf courses as we have in Michigan, we have a low number of golfers playing professionally at the highest levels.

Currently: Brian Stuard. 

All time: Walter Hagen and Calvin Peete.

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Since nobody has gotten there yet, I live on the Virginia border with North Carolina, and this is an interesting topic, I will list North Carolina as well.

All time......

  • Raymond Floyd
  • Harvie Ward
  • Davis Love III
  • Scott Hoch
  • Charlie Sifford
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Peggy Kirk Bell

More recent....

  • Webb Simpson
  • Doc Redman
  • JT Poston
  • Chesson Hadley
  • Johnson Wagner
  • Will MacKenzie
  • Grayson Murray
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For Indiana, there aren't a ton, but currently would probably be: 

Current: Patrick Rodgers, although he has fallen off in the past couple years.

10 years ago would have been Jeff Overton

All time would be Fuzzy Zoeller

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5 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Currently either Kevin Kinser or Lucas Glover

Dustin Johnson!? would have to be the best current in South Carolina right now.  Now on likability, it would have to be Kevin Kisner for me, but in terms of record - DJ has to be the pick for South Carolina.

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Virginia has a bunch! 
All time..... 
  • Sam Snead
  • Curtis Strange
  • Lanny Wadkins
  • Lew Worsham
  • Donna Andrews
  • Vinny Giles
  • Chandler Harper
  • JC Snead
  • Ed Sneed
More recently.......
  • Lanto Griffin
  • Steve Marino
  • Billy Hurley III
  • John Rollins

Was hoping someone would provide Virginia’s list; didn’t want to do the research.

Your list did remind if of the couple of times I got to play with Chandler Harper back in the 90s.
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4 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Was hoping someone would provide Virginia’s list; didn’t want to do the research.

Your list did remind if of the couple of times I got to play with Chandler Harper back in the 90s.

"Old Bones" was an amazing man.  He saw combat during WWII as well.  He wasn't one of the "celebrity" golfers who gave lessons to officers and did USO missions to entertain the soldiers.  He actually served on a naval warship from 1942 through 1945.  Mr. Harper won the Virginia State Open in 1970 at the age of 56 and finished second in 1977 (age 63) and 1979 (age 65) with Lanny and Bobby Wadkins and Allan and Curtis Strange in he field.  Finishing ahead of all of them in '77 and '79. 

When I have friends who aren't from Virginia look over the list of winners of the VIrginia State Open, they are all fascinated.  Tom McKnight is from my hometown.  He gave me my first job in high school.  You will see him several times in the second link.  He beat Sergio Garcia in the 1998 US Amateur semifinal and lost ot Hank Kuehne in the final.  Mr. McKnight finished T-43 in the 1999 Masters just behind Sergio as low amateur.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Open

https://web.archive.org/web/20130604211329/http://vsga.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/suntrust-open.pdf

 

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Tony Finau - raised in Salt Lake City.

Others with strong ties to Utah:

Daniel Summerhays (native, I believe)

Jay Don Blake

Dan Forsman

Mike Reid

Mike Weir (college golfer)

Johnny Miller (college golfer)

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Annie Park

Who won the Long Island County High School Men’s Championship, while she was on High School 

Annie shot either 6 or 8 Under over two rounds at the Bethpage Red course, playing the same tees as the guys!

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On 4/17/2020 at 8:08 PM, RickyBobby_PR said:

It was probably Fred Funk but only pro option on a tour is Vicky Hurst but the best golfer is Kyle Berkshire 

Did you forget Billy Hurly III lives just down the road from you 🙂

 

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There is a Texas Golf Hall of Fame because there have been so many great golfers from this state.

One of the greatest female athletes of all time Babe Didrikson is a golfer from Texas.

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43 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Did you forget Billy Hurly III lives just down the road from you 🙂

 

No. Vicky has a better golf career and Kyle can golf his ball and not just smash it long. Plush he’s the #1 ranked long drive competitor 

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2 hours ago, Titleist87 said:

Tony Finau - raised in Salt Lake City.

Others with strong ties to Utah:

Daniel Summerhays (native, I believe)

Jay Don Blake

Dan Forsman

Mike Reid

Mike Weir (college golfer)

Johnny Miller (college golfer)

Zac Blair!!!!!

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15 hours ago, JC from SA said:

Probably DeChambeau, given that Spieth has dropped of some.

Not from the same state. 

Tiger if you count he is from CA

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15 hours ago, JC from SA said:

Probably DeChambeau, given that Spieth has dropped of some.

Patrick Reed is currently the highest ranked Texas golfer.

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5 hours ago, juspoole said:

Dustin Johnson!? would have to be the best current in South Carolina right now.  Now on likability, it would have to be Kevin Kisner for me, but in terms of record - DJ has to be the pick for South Carolina.

I flat forgot about DJ shows what happens when you get old and BTW you are correct

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On 4/17/2020 at 7:32 PM, robertson153 said:

Justin Thomas represents the bluegrass state.


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I was born in Kentucky.  Still bleed blue through and through.  Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry were two of my faves when I was younger.

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23 hours ago, juspoole said:

For Indiana, there aren't a ton, but currently would probably be: 

Current: Patrick Rodgers, although he has fallen off in the past couple years.

10 years ago would have been Jeff Overton

All time would be Fuzzy Zoeller

Agreed, although Rodgers had a solid Florida swing before the shutdown. 

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12 hours ago, Jason Jarrett said:

I was born in Kentucky.  Still bleed blue through and through.  Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry were two of my faves when I was younger.

I was on a business trip to Paducah shortly after I took up golf.  I went to a driving range to hit a few balls and got an unsolicited lesson from a coach of Russ Cochran.  

BTW, best pork chop I have ever had was at Patti's.  🐖

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