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Pete Cooper (golfer)

Pete Cooper
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Richard Bernice Cooper
Born (1914-12-31)December 31, 1914
Died October 8, 1993(1993-10-08) (aged 78)
Nationality 23x15px United States
Turned professional 1938
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 23
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Other 17 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T12: 1956
U.S. Open T4: 1953
The Open Championship CUT: 1976
PGA Championship T9: 1953

Richard Bernice "Pete" Cooper (December 31, 1914 – October 8, 1993) was an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s; he was best known for winning the 1976 PGA Seniors' Championship.

Cooper turned professional in 1938. In the ten-year span between 1949 and 1958, he won five official PGA Tour events and had runner-up finishes in the 1950 Houston Open and the 1955 Tournament of Champions. His best finish in a major was T-4 at the 1953 U.S. Open.[1] He helped a young Chi Chi Rodriguez improve enough to secure a spot on the PGA Tour.

Cooper won the 1976 PGA Seniors' Championship at the age of 61 with a four-day total of 283 over runner-up Fred Wampler. The tournament was held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Cooper lived in Lakeland, Florida, where he owned the Par 3 and Lone Palm Golf Club. He was also active in golf course design.

Professional wins (23)

PGA Tour wins (5)

Other wins (17)

this list is probably incomplete

Senior wins (1)

See also


  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 15, 2008. 

External links

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