Orville Moody Professional Golfer

Orville James Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer who won numerous tournaments in his career. He won the 1969 U.S. Open, the last champion in the 20th century to win through local and sectional qualifying. Moody was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The son of a golf course superintendent, he began his career at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, winning the 1952 state high school golf championship. After attempting college for a few weeks at the University of Oklahoma, Moody joined the U.S. Army. He was able to continue playing golf while in uniform, winning the All-Service championship and three Korean Opens. He spent 14 years in the Army, heading up maintenance supervision and instruction at all Army golf courses. Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967. His nickname on the Tour was "Sarge" because he rose to the rank of sergeant in the Army. Moody's had limited success on the PGA Tour prior to 1969. In April 1969, he took part in a four way playoff at the Greater Greensboro Open won by Gene Littler. The 1969 U.S.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 9th, 1933
United States of America
Date of death
August 8th, 2008 at age of 74
Place of death
Texas, United States of America
Places lived
Oklahoma , United States of America
pop. 3,850,568 (2013)


1. University of Oklahoma Colleges/University

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. As of 2007 the university had 29,931 students enrolled, most located at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members, the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level. David Lyle Boren, a former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor, has served as President of the University of Oklahoma since 1994.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 823 mil. $
2010. 716 mil. $
Institution colors
660 Parrington Oval, 73019 - Norman, Oklahoma
2013. 21,829
2010. 19,779
2009. 19,856
2013. 6,558
2010. 6,697
Acceptance rate
2012. 79.1 %
2011. 81.9 %
2010. 82.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 7.34 K $
2011. 8.33 K $
2010. 7.86 K $
2009. 7.48 K $
2008. 7.42 K $
Official web page www.ou.edu
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