When it comes to competitive golf pedigrees, few places possess a stronger one than Inverness. Most impressive are the four U.S. Opens it has hosted as well as a pair of PGA Championships. The club, which is located in Toledo, Ohio, on the western shores of Lake Erie, has also been the site of two U.S. Senior Opens, a U.S. Amateur and a U.S. Junior Amateur. The list of winners there is a who’s who of golf history. Ted Ray won the first major championship ever contested at Inverness, the 1920 U.S. Open. Forty-three years old at the time, the Bailiwick of Jersey-native wore a felt fedora and puffed on a briar pipe as he played. Craig Stadler won his U.S. Am at Inverness in 1973. Hale Irwin took the second of his three U.S. Open victories in 1979, the last time the national championship came to town. In addition, Bob Tway and Paul Azinger captured their only majors at Inverness when they prevailed in the 1986 and 1993 PGAs, respectively. The 1993 PGA Championship attracted a crowd. Collectively, those tournaments brought the… Get access to this article and all the quality, in-depth journalism of Global Golf Post Plus. Sign Up for a FREE 14-Day Trial or Log In Username Password Continue with Facebook Remember Me Forgot Password
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