Rhyan earned more than $1.5 million but never won a tournament despite making 169 PGA Tour and 277 Champions tour starts. At the 1988 Showdown Classic in Park City, Utah, he became the first Champions tour player to make an eagle and a double eagle in the same round.
At 73, on Jan. 16.
A past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, he designed more than 160 courses, including Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Wash., site of the 1998 PGA Championship.
At 84, on March 2.
A partner in the group that in the 1960s developed La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., Roen was the general chairman of the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions for 38 years, starting in the '50s.
At 87, on Aug. 28.
The driving force behind all USGA communications, including Golf Journal magazine, from 1966 to '91, Sommers wrote numerous books, among them The U.S. Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge.
At 81, on July 26.
A winner of 15 PGA Tour events who also played in two Ryder Cups, Souchak was best known for setting the Tour's 72-hole scoring record at the 1955 Texas Open. His 27-under 257 included a record-tying 18-hole score of 60, shot in the first round. The 72-hole mark stood until 2001, when Mark Calcavecchia shot a 256 at the Phoenix Open.
At 81, on July 10.
A civil rights activist and Baptist minister who led the first lunch-counter sit-ins in the 1960s in Birmingham, Woods spearheaded protests around the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek Country Club in reaction to the club's whites-only membership policies. The protests led to sweeping changes that saw golf clubs around the world, including Shoal Creek, abolish discriminatory practices.
At 80, on Nov. 7.