Greater Jacksonville Open Tournament on the PGA Tour

The Greater Jacksonville Open had two runs as a PGA Tour golf tournament, first from the mid-1940s to mid-50s, then again from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. This tournament was discontinued when The Players Championship became permanently located at TPC Sawgrass, which is near Jacksonville.

First played: 1945

Last played: 1976

Also known as: Jacksonville Open Invitational and Jacksonville Open

Winners of the Greater Jacksonville Open
1976 — Hubert Green
1975 — Larry Ziegler
1974 — Hubert Green
1973 — Jim Colbert
1972 — Tony Jacklin
1971 — Gary Player
1970 — Don January
1969 — Raymond Floyd
1968 — Tony Jacklin
1967 — Dan Sikes
1966 — Doug Sanders
1965 — Bert Weaver
1954-64 — Not played
1953 — Lew Worsham
1952 — Doug Ford
1951 — Jim Ferrier
1950 — Cary Middlecoff
1949 — Cary Middlecoff
1948 — Chick Harbert
1947 — Clayton Heafner
1946 — Sam Snead
1945 — Sam Snead

At the 1952 tournament, Doug Ford won a playoff against Sam Snead after Snead forfeited. Why did Snead forfeit? He was feeling antsy about a favorable ruling he'd received earlier in the tournament. Read the story.

Golf Courses: The last two courses to host the tournament were Hidden Hills Country Club and Deerwood Country Club, both located within Jacksonville proper.

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