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U.S. Open champ Orville Moody dies

U.S. Open champ Orville Moody dies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Orville Moody, who advanced through local qualifying to win the 1969 U.S. Open, has died in Texas at the age of 74.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, July 31 (UPI) -- Fred Funk birdied three of the first four holes Thursday en route to a 5-under 65 that gave him the lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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KOHLER, Wis., July 6 (UPI) -- Tom Watson rode a hot putter Friday to take a three-shot lead after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open at Kohler, Wis.

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CHICAGO, July 18 (UPI) -- Dana Quigley, whose ironman record for consecutive appearances grows every week, returns to the Chicago

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U.S. Open champions

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Orville Moody
SLP2000052810- 28 MAY 2000- AUGUSTA, MISSOURI, USA: Senior PGA golfer Orville Moody, watches his tee shot from the 10th hole during the third and final round of the Boone Valley Classic, May 28. Moody wears a mask when playing due to alergies. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Orville James Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer who won numerous tournaments in his career. He won the 1969 U.S. Open, the last champion in the 20th century to win through sectional qualifying.

Moody was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The son of a golf course superintendent, he began his career at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, winning the 1952 state high school golf championship. After attempting college for a few weeks at the University of Oklahoma, Moody joined the U.S. Army. He was able to continue playing golf while in uniform, winning the All-Service championship and three Korean Opens. He spent 14 years in the Army, heading up maintenance supervision and instruction at all Army golf courses.

Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967. After a few months on the tour, the decision to give up the Army proved none too difficult. He had been making $5,000 per year in the military; his earnings the first year on the tour totaled almost $300,000. His nickname on the Tour was "Sarge" because he rose to the rank of sergeant in the Army.

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