Canadian Hall of Famer Halldorson dies at 63

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OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dan Halldorson, who won the 1980 Pensacola Open for his lone PGA Tour title and was one of Canada's most consistent golfers, has died. He was 63.

Golf Canada and the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said Thursday he died Wednesday night. He had a stroke Monday at his home in Cambridge, Ill.

At Pensacola, Halldorson finished with a 2-under 70 to beat Mike Sullivan and Gary Hallberg by two strokes. The Manitoba native also won the 1986 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in Mississippi, an unofficial PGA Tour event played the same week as Jack Nicklaus' last Masters victory.



Halldorson helped Canada win two World Cup titles, teaming with Jim Nelford in 1980 in Bogota, Colombia, and Dave Barr in 1985 in La Quinta, Calif.

Halldorson won seven times on the Canadian tour and later served as the circuit's deputy director. He was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

In 2013, he returned to Manitoba to become director of golf at Oak Island near his hometown of Brandon.