Don January

As a member of the PGA Tour from 1956 until 1976, Don January won 10 events. He has since added 22 Senior PGA Tour triumphs to that total and has a place in the record books as the first player to surpass the $1 million mark in Senior Tour earnings in 1985. January had already gained notice as a collegian, who along with teammates Billy Maxwell and Joe Conrad, played on three consecutive NCAA championship teams at North Texas State.

As a professional, January won the 1967 PGA Championship, defeating fellow Texas Don Massengale in a playoff. January won the Vardon Trophy in 1976 at age 46. January earned spots on the 1965 and 1977 Ryder Cup teams and served as a Player of Director on the Tour Policy Board in 1970.


Birthplace: Plainview, Texas

Born: November 20, 1929

Died: N/A