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Dick Knight
Born (1929-12-26)December 26, 1929
Omaha, Nebraska
Died March 25, 1991(1991-03-25) (aged 61)
Nationality United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)

John Richard Knight (December 26, 1929 – March 25, 1991) was an American professional golfer.

Knight was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He played college golf at Oklahoma A&M.[1]

Knight work as a club pro in Hawaii,[2] where he won the Hawaiian Open and Hawaiian PGA Championship in 1952, in San Diego, California, and at Field Club of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] He also played on the PGA Tour.[2] His best finish in a major was 10th at the 1959 U.S. Open. He opened the tournament with a 69 to tie for the lead with Ben Hogan, Dow Finsterwald, and Gene Littler.[2]

Knight died in California of lung cancer.[1] A United States Navy veteran during the Korean War, he was buried in Riverside National Cemetery.[1]


Professional wins

  • 1952 Hawaiian Open,[1][4] Hawaiian PGA Championship[4]
  • 1956 Arizona Open
  • 1958 California State Open, Northern California Open
  • 1960 Iowa Open


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