Former PGA TOUR player George Cadle has died at the age of 66. He passed at his home in Middlesboro March 15.
Born in Middlesboro, Cadle started his career as an accomplished amateur golfer, winning the Kentucky State Amateur on three occasions – 1966, 1967 and 1969 – each of which was held at a different Bluegrass State course.
He debuted on the TOUR in 1974 at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, before joining the TOUR full time the following season. Perhaps his most impressive year was 1980, when he finished at 57th place on the earnings list, with annual takings of $75,265, which was a massive amount in the eighties.
Cadle is remembered in particular for his performance in the 1983 Greater Milwaukee Open, when he shot an 8-under final round to force a playoff. He birdied four of the last six holes to draw level on the last. Unfortunately, his opponent Morris Hatalsky won the competition on the second hole of sudden-death at the Tuckaway Country Club.
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