Paul Runyan 2002 Deaths

Paul Runyan

Age: 93

a 29-time winner on the PGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame member; though lacking the size and power of other golfers of his day, his deadly short game earned him the nickname "Little Poison"; won two PGA Championship titles in 1934 and 1938, the latter an upset of Sam Snead; won a tour-high nine tournaments in 1933; member of two Ryder Cup teams in the 1930s; won consecutive Senior PGA Championships in 1961-62; tutored several pros, including 1961 U.S. Open champ Gene Littler; elected to hall of fame in 1990; won PGA of America's Distinguished Service Award in 1998; The cause of his death was not given.

Died: Palm Springs, Calif., March 17

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