Who was the first PGA pro player to win a tournament using a colored ball?
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dave_fl 23 year member
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Pro golfer Wayne Levi was the first PGA pro to win a tournament using a colored (orange) ball. He did it in the Hawaiian Open in 1982.
Apr 28 2000, 3:26 PM
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zbeckabee Moderator 17 year member
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Coloured golf balls were developed 25 years ago as a marketing gimmick for playing in the snow, but Jerry Pate, the 1976 US Open champion, played with an orange ball made by Wilson in the early 1980s and won the 1982 Players Championship using it. Earlier that year, Wayne Levi had won the Hawaiian Open with an orange ball, the first time a player had won a PGA tournament with a non-white ball.