George Knudson

George Knudson

Category: Professional Golfer
Inducted: 1986

Born: 1937
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Death: January 1989

George Knudson, who possessed one of the finest golf swings of all time, was one of Canada’s top PGA Tour professionals, winning eight tournaments in his 11-year career, more than any other Canadian before or since. At home, Knudson captured the CPGA Championship five times and was low Canadian professional at the Canadian Open on five other occasions.


  • 1961 Coral Gables Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1963 Portland Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1964 Fresno Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1967 New Orleans Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1968 Phoenix Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1968 Tucson Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1972 Robinson Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1972 Kaiser International Open Champion (PGA Tour)
  • 1966 Low Individual World Cup in Spain
  • 1968 Won the World Cup with Al Balding


  • Low Canadian professional in the Canadian Open: 1963, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977
  • PGA of Canada Champion: 1964, 1967, 1968, 1976, 1977
  • 1966 Winner of the Millar Trophy
  • 1955 Canadian Junior Champion


  • 1954 Manitoba Junior Champion
  • 1955 Manitoba Junior Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • Won 8 events from 1962 to 1972, tying Mike Weir as the Canadian with the most PGA Tour victories.


Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1969

Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014


Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf–Royal Ottawa, 1966 from PGA of Canada on Vimeo.