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Ben Hogan. Arnold Palmer. Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods.

Michigan’s professional golf history is chock full of storied champions.

With the PGA Tour about to return to Michigan, with a tournament at Detroit Golf Club, now seems like a fine time to take a look back at the winners through the years.

Majors

PGA Tour

U.S. Open

1924: Cyril Walker, at Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Township

1937: Ralph Guldahl, at Oakland Hills

1951: Ben Hogan, at Oakland Hills

1961: Gene Littler, at Oakland Hills

1985: Andy North, at Oakland Hills

1996: Steve Jones, at Oakland Hills

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PGA Championship

1947: Jim Ferrier, at Plum Hollow Country Club, Southfield

1953: Walter Burkemo, at Birmingham Country Club

1955: Doug Ford, at Meadowbrook Country Club, Northville

1972: Gary Player, at Oakland Hills

1979: David Graham, at Oakland Hills

2008: Padraig Harrington, at Oakland Hills

Ryder Cup

2004: Europe d. USA, at Oakland Hills

Champions Tour (50-older)

Senior Players

1990: Jack Nicklaus, at Dearborn Country Club

1991: Jim Albus, at TPC of Michigan, Dearborn

1992: Dave Stockton, at TPC of Michigan

1993: Jim Colbert, at TPC of Michigan

1994: Dave Stockton, at TPC of Michigan

1995: J.C. Snead, at TPC of Michigan

1996: Raymond Floyd, at TPC of Michigan

1997: Larry Gilbert, at TPC of Michigan

1998: Gil Morgan, at TPC of Michigan

1999: Hale Irwin, at TPC of Michigan

2000: Raymond Floyd, at TPC of Michigan

2001: Allen Doyle, at TPC of Michigan

2002: Stewart Ginn, at TPC of Michigan

2003: Craig Stadler, at TPC of Michigan

2004: Mark James, at TPC of Michigan

2005: Peter Jacobsen, at TPC of Michigan

2006: Bobby Wadkins, at TPC of Michigan

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Senior U.S. Open

1981: Arnold Palmer, at Oakland Hills

1991: Jack Nicklaus, at Oakland Hills

2012: Roger Chapman, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Orion

Senior PGA

2012: Roger Chapman, at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor

2014: Colin Montgomerie, at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

2016: Rocco Mediate, at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

2018: Paul Broadhurst, at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

LPGA Tour

U.S. Women’s Open

1958: Mickey Wright, at Forest Lake Country Club, Bloomfield Hills

1989: Betsy King, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club

1994: Patty Sheehan, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club

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Regular-season Tour events

PGA Tour

Rocket Mortgage Classic

2019: Nate Lashley, at Detroit Golf Club

Buick Open

1958: Billy Casper, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc

1959: Art Wall Jr., at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1960: Mike Souchak, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1961: Jack Burke Jr., at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1962: Bill Collins, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1963: Julius Boros, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1964: Tony Lema, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1965: Tony Lema, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1966: Phil Rodgers, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1967: Julius Boros, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1968: Tom Weiskopf, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1969: Dave Hill, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1977: Bobby Cole, at Flint Elks Club

1978: Jack Newton, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1979: John Fought, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1980: Peter Jacobsen, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1981: Hale Irwin, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1982: Lanny Wadkins, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1983: Wayne Levi, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1984: Denis Watson, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1985: Ken Green, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1986: Ben Crenshaw, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1987: Robert Wrenn, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1988: Scott Verplank, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1989: Leonard Thompson, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1990: Chip Beck, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1991: Brad Faxon, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1992: Dan Forsman, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1993: Larry Mize, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1994: Fred Couples, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1995: Woody Austin, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1996: Justin Leonard, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1997: Vijay Singh, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1998: Billy Mayfair, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

1999: Tom Pernice Jr., at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2000: Rocco Mediate, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2001: Kenny Perry, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2002: Tiger Woods, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2003: Jim Furyk, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2004: Vijay Singh, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2005: Vijay Singh, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2006: Tiger Woods, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2007: Brian Bateman, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2008: Kenny Perry, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

2009: Tiger Woods, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

Michigan Golf Classic

1969: Larry Ziegler, at Shenandoah Golf & Country Club, Walled Lake

Western Open

1904: Willie Anderson, at Kent Country Club, Grand Rapids

1911: Robert Simpson, at Kent Country Club

1922: Mike Brady, at Oakland Hills Country Club

1930: Gene Sarazen, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club

1957: Doug Ford, at Plum Hollow Country Club

1958: Doug Sanders, at Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak

1960: Stan Leonard, at Western Golf & Country Club, Redford

1961: Arnold Palmer at Blythefield Country Club, Belmont

Motor City Open

1948: Ben Hogan, at Meadowbrook Country Club, Northville

1949: Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum (co-winners), at Meadowbrook Country Club

1950: Lloyd Mangrum, at Red Run Golf Club

1952: Cary Middlecoff, at Red Run Golf Club

1954: Cary Middlecoff, at Meadowbrook Country Club

1956: Bob Rosburg, at Western Golf & Country Club, Redford

1959: Mike Souchak, at Meadowbrook Country Club

1962: Bruce Crampton, at Knollwood Country Club, West Bloomfield

Champions Tour

Farmers Charity Classic

1986: Jim Ferree, at Elks Country Club, Grand Rapids

1987: Billy Capser, at Elks Country Club

1988: Orville Moody, at Elks Country Club

1989: John Paul Cain, at Elks Country Club

1990: Don Massengale, at The Highlands Golf Club, Grand Rapids

1991: Harold Henning, at The Highlands Golf Club

1992: Gibby Gilbert, at The Highlands Golf Club

1993: George Archer, at The Highlands Golf Club

1994: Tony Jacklin, at Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada

1995: Jimmy Powell, at Egypt Valley Country Club

1996: Dave Stockton, at Egypt Valley Country Club

1997: Gil Morgan, at Egypt Valley Country Club

1998: George Archer, at Egypt Valley Country Club

1999: Christy O’Connor Jr., at Egypt Valley Country Club

2000: Larry Nelson, at Egypt Valley Country Club

2001: Larry Nelson, at Egypt Valley Country Club

2002: Jay Sigel, at Egypt Valley Country Club

2003: Doug Tewell, at Egypt Valley Country Club

2004: Jim Thorpe, at Egypt Valley Country Club

The Ally Challenge

2018: Paul Broadhurst, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

LPGA Tour

Meijer LPGA Classic

2014: Mirim Lee, at Blythefield Country Club

2015: Lexi Thompson, at Blythefield Country Club

2016: Kim Sei-young, at Blythefield Country Club

2017: Brooke Henderson, at Blythefield Country Club

2018: So Yeon Ryu, at Blythefield Country Club

2019: Brooke Henderson, at Blythefield Country Club

LPGA Volvik Championship

2016: Ariya Jutanugarn, at Travis Pointe Country Club, Ann Arbor

2017: Shanshan Feng, at Travis Pointe Country Club

2018: Minjee Lee, at Travis Pointe Country Club

Oldsmobile Classic

1992: Barb Mucha, at Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing

1993: Jane Geddes, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1994: Beth Daniel, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1995: Dale Eggeling, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1996: Michelle McGann, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1997: Pat Hurst, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1998: Lisa Walters, at Walnut Hills Country Club

1999: Dottie Pepper, at Walnut Hills Country Club

2000: Karrie Webb, at Walnut Hills Country Club

Yankee Women’s Open

1964: Ruth Jessen, at Atlas Valley Country Club, Grand Blanc

1965: Kathy Whitworth, at Atlas Valley Country Club

1966: Gloria Ehret and Judy Kimball (team event), at Atlas Valley Country Club

1967: Clifford Ann Creed and Margie Masters (team event), at Willowood Country Club, Grand Blanc

Wolverine Open

1955: Fay Crocker, at Forest Lake Country Club, Bloomfield Hills

1957: Mickey Wright, at Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe Woods

1960: Joyce Ziske, at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, Mount Clemens

1963: Kathy Whitworth, at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club

Lady Stroh’s Open

1978: Sandra Post, at Dearborn Country Club

1979: Vicki Fergon, at Dearborn Country Club

Battle Creek Open

1955: Beverly Hanson, at Battle Creek Country Club

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