Don January

Birth date 20 Nov 1929 (87 years)
Nationality United States United States

Don January, born November 29, 1929m in Plainview, Texas, in an American golfer. January was a member of the North Texas State golf team in collge, the team which won four consecutive NCAA Division I titles. He has ten PGA Tour titles in his career, each title won at a different year, as well as the Vardon trophy for the lowest scoring average in 1976. His biggest victory came during the 1967 PGA Championships when he defeated Don Massengale by two strokes at Columbine. He had earlier made a record in golf earnings a year before, bagging a total of $163,622, the same year when he won his second Tournament of Champions title and the Vardon Trophy, all the age of 46. He also played for the US Ryder Cup team in 1965 and 1977.

January continued his lucky streak in the Senior PGA tour, winning in 23 events including two PGA Seniors Championships. He captured the first official Senior Tour event in 1980, the Atlantic City Seniors International by defeating Mike Souchak with two strokes. He was the leading player on the money list over the age of 60 in 1991 and 1992, and he tied with Chi Chi Rodriguez for fourth place on the Tour’s all time victory list which held 22 titles. Still going strong, he bagged five consecutive MasterCard champions event wins from 1990 to 1994 at the Vantage Championship, and nine MasterCard Champions titles in 1990 and 1991. His last overall win came when he defeated Butch Baird at the 1987 Tournament of Champions. January became the first player to go beyond the one million mark on the Senior Tour, a feat that he accomplished in 1985.

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  • Profile image 46x46 Bobby - over 3 years ago

    Delightful gentleman. When I was a kid we would encounter he and his family at Platt National Park in Oklahoma. Couldn't camp near a nicer group of people.

  • Profile image 46x46 Clyde Jones - almost 4 years ago

    Hi, Don I was born 12-05-29, and played golf for Crozier Tech in 46 & 47, played as the forth flight, also played in the Ft Worth stock show term. and was in Jacksonville when you won, and you also made a hole-in-0ne, watched you when you played in the seniors. but never spoke to you then

  • Profile image 46x46 Paul Emmons - over 4 years ago

    Mr January- I have a sleeve of Don January balls in the original package from the 1960's- if I send them to you would you please sign it? It would be greatly appreciated, I am a big fan. Thank you, Paul Emmons