George Knudson – Class of 2000

gknudsonBorn: June 28, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died: January 24, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario

  • Member of the Order of Canada (November 17, 1988)
  • Manitoba Junior Champion (1954-55)
  • Canadian Junior Champion (1955)
  • Manitoba Open Champion (1958-60)
  • Ontario Open Champion (1960-61, 1971, 1976, 1978)
  • Canadian Open (Rivermead Cup for the leading Canadian Professional (1963, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977)
  • Joined the PGA Tour in 1959. PGA Tour victories include: Coral Gables Open (1961), Portland Open (1963), Fresno Open (1964), Greater New Orleans Open (1967), Phoenix & Tuscon Opens (1968), Robinson & Kasier International Opens (1972).
  • CPGA Champion (1964, 1967-68, 1976-77)
  • Masters Tournament, tied for 2nd (1969)
  • Captured 1963 World Cup Matches with partner Al Balding.
  • Individual Winner at the 1966 World Cup Matches.
  • Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1969
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1986