Littler, Gene

Hometown:

USA

San Diego,
California

Year Inducted:

1990

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Jul 21, 1930

Gene Littler

Professional Majors: 1

  • U.S. Open: 1961

PGA TOUR Wins: 28

  • 1954: San Diego Open
  • 1955: Los Angeles Open, Phoenix Open, Tournament of Champions, Labatt Open
  • 1956: Texas Open Invitational, Tournament of Champions, Palm Beach Round Robin
  • 1957: Tournament of Champions
  • 1959: Phoenix Open Invitational, Tucson Open Invitational, Arlington Hotel Open, Insurance City Open Invitational, Miller Open Invitational
  • 1960: Oklahoma City Open Invitational, Eastern Open Invitational
  • 1962: Lucky International Open, Thunderbird Classic Invitational
  • 1965: Canadian Open
  • 1969: Phoenix Open Invitational, Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1971: Monsanto Open Invitational, Colonial National Invitational
  • 1973: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • 1975: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Westchester Classic
  • 1977: Houston Open

Champions Tour Wins: 5

  • 1983: Daytona Beach Seniors Golf Classic, Greater Syracuse Classic
  • 1984: Senior Seiko/Tucson Match Play Championship
  • 1986: Sunwest Bank Classic, Bank One Senior Golf Classic
  • 1987: NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative, Gus Machado Classic
  • 1989: Aetna Challenge

Additional Wins: 11

  • 1953: U.S. Amateur
  • 1954: California State Open
  • 1974: Taiheiyo Masters
  • 1975: Taiheiyo Masters
  • 1981: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 1985: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 1986: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 1994: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 1997: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 2001: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 2004: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf

Walker Cup Appearances: 1

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1953

Ryder Cup Appearances: 7

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1975

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Bob Jones Award: 1973
  • Ben Hogan Award: 1973