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We are sad to report that former PGA Tour Golfer Ernie Gonzalez passed away on May 15, 2020. Gonzalez turned pro in 1983, and earned his first and only PGA Tour win at the Pensacola Open in 1986. He was just the third lefthanded golfer to ever win a tour event, and is still one of only thirteen to do so. He was just 59 years old when he died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
The 2020-2021 PGA Tour has completed 32 events through the first weekend of May, with 20 events remaining, and there haven't been any lefthanded winners yet this year. Brian Harman is the top ranked lefthanded golfer at #30, he has the best tournament result among lefthanders with a tie for 3rd place, and has made the cut in 16 of the 17 events he has played.
Bubba Watson is currently ranked #55, making the cut in 10 of 13, with his best a tie for 4th place. Phil Mickelson is ranked #157, in the midst of his worst year of his career. Ted Potter, Jr. ranks #158, Tim Wilkinson ranks #185, Greg Chalmers ranks #210, and Mike Weir ranks #217. Weir and Mickelson have both turned 50 years old and have begun to play on the Seniors/Champions tour.
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The Passing of a Lefthanded Golf Pioneer
The last time a lefthanded golfer won a PGA Tour event was in February 2019,
when Phil Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The 2020-2021 PGA Tour Season