Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)
The Lower didn't get its first Open until 1954, won by Ed Furgol. Rees Jones, who also reworked The Lower, re-established Tillinghast features and bunkers on the Upper over a number of years, including a Tillinghast version of a par-3 Redan green.
Throwback Thursday: Will it be a repeat of 1957 for the American Ryder Cup team?
After Day 1, Great Britain was in its typical hole, down 3-1 after four 36-hole foursome matches. But on Day 2 of eight singles matches, GB playing captain Dai Rees beat Ed Furgol, 7 and 6, and and five other of his countrymen won by no less than a 4 ...
5 of the best Ryder Cup matches ever
Result: Europe 1-up. End result: USA 13½-14½ Europe. 5 Dai Rees v Ed Furgol. When: Saturday, Lindrick, 1957. Format: Fifth singles. Grave concern surrounded the future of the Ryder Cup at this time with many feeling that the matches were too one-sided.
The Longest Shot: Club pro Ed Furgol's win at the 1954 US Open at Baltusrol
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“I didn't win despite my handicap, but because of it – just as Hogan came back from that automobile accident, and Babe Zaharias came back from a cancer operation.” --- Ed Furgol after winning the 1954 U.S. Open at Baltusrol. At precisely 9 o'clock the ...