Born on March 3, 1920 to two Hungarian immigrant parents, Julius Boros was an accountant by trade. Unlike the great golfers of those days and even during the present days of today, Julius didn’t begin playing golf until he reached his 20s.
Julius’ long and great golfing career began when he worked as an accountant for a golf club in Carolinas. Being near the course, he was able to work on his game all year round. When he reached the age of 29 in the year 1949, he turned professional. It was three years later when he made his first professional win at the US Open. Later in his career, Julius was able to win two more majors, a total of three majors won. He won the US Open again in 1963 and his third major win was at the 1968 PGA Championship. This last win in particular was memorable for Julius because he was proclaimed the oldest winner of a major at age 48.
Julius Boros was described as a quiet person. He was also popularly called the nickname “Moose” because he was 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds. When playing golf, his motto was to “swing easy and hit hard”. He was known for his iron shots and for being master of the sand wedge. The technique worked flawlessly for Julius and it earned him eighteen PGA tour victories. Aside from his tour victories, Julius was also recognized as PGA Player of the Year in the years 1952 and 1963, was a money list leader in 1952 and 1955, and was able to play in four Ryder Cups.
When he reached his 50s, Julius still remained very competitive. He joined several National Senior PGA events and even won twice in 1971 and 1977. Julius had a big impact on the Senior Tour; in fact he was responsible for the tour’s launching.
Julius was a member of the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame. In 1982, he was elected to be part of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Julius Boros died on May 28, 1994.