1977 Willie Turnesa presents wedge to USGA Museum
<br/><br/>Two-time U.S. Amateur champion Willie Turnesa donated the club that earned him the nickname “Willie the Wedge” to the United States Golf Association’s Museum. In the 1938 U.S. Amateur, Turnesa faced former U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion Pat Abbott in the final at Oakmont CC. Turnesa was bunkered on 13 of the 29 holes played in the championship match, but got up and down on each attempt from the sand en route to defeating Abbott, 8 and 7. Turnesa also used this club in his victories in the 1947 British Amateur and 1948 U.S. Amateur, as well.