World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major champion Doug Ford died Monday night at age 95. Ford won the 1955 PGA Championship and the 1957 Masters Tournament. Some fellow major champions took to social media upon hearing the announcement to offer condolences and share memories.
Found out today we lost the great Doug Ford, at age 95. In Doug, we lost one of the wonderful “old time” golfing masters. Doug Ford was self-made, self-taught & a magician with a golf ball. At age 19, I played first 2 rounds of 1959 @usopengolf with Doug, when he tied for 5th....— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) May 16, 2018
As I recall, this might have been the first year Doug missed the @TheMasters Champions Dinner. Doug loved the Masters and that tradition. When he was not there, we knew Doug was not well. Doug was always there, right across from me. I enjoyed every minute of talking with Doug...— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) May 16, 2018
The PGA Tour lost another family member this week. 95 years young, Doug Ford ,was a true pioneer in our sport and tour. A huge part of the creation of the tour as we know it today,as well as the Champions tour. 1955 PGA and 1957 Masters, 19 tour titles, 2011 HOF . Thank you Doug— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) May 15, 2018
Sad to hear that my locker mate Doug Ford passed away today! Great stories about his competitive fire have been told at the Champions dinner! True gentleman!— Weirsy (@MikeWeir) May 15, 2018
RIP Doug Ford.— Trevor Immelman (@TrevorImmelman) May 15, 2018
It was an honor and a privilege getting to spend time with the 1957 champ in the locker room at the Masters over the last 10 years....