Best of Golf: Top 10 players of the 1960s

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Best of Golf: Top 10 players of the 1960s

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Best of Golf: Top 10 players of the 1960s

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Bob Charles after winning the 1963 British Open (AP)

8. Bob Charles

PGA Tour victories in 1960s: five (of six total)

Major titles in 1960s: one (of one total)

The New Zealander was another of the globetrotting pros who spread the game beyond the U.K. and the U.S. He won 76 times around the world, including the 1963 British Open, in which he beat Phil Rodgers in a 36-hole playoff. He became the first left-hander to win on the PGA Tour with his 1963 Houston Classic title. Among other honors, he was awarded New Zealand’s highest civic honor when he was admitted to the Order of New Zealand in 2010, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.

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