William C. Battle
A textile executive who was awarded the Silver Star while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Battle was president of the USGA in 1988 and '89.
At 87, on May 31.
Famous for his violent on-course tantrums, Bolt won 15 Tour events, including the 1958 U.S. Open. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
At 92, on Aug. 30.
A career club pro from Phoenix, Md., Clarke chaired the PGA of America's rules committee from 1966 until '71 and was president of the PGA in '73 and '74.
At 85, on Sept. 22.
After covering golf for the
Birmingham Post in England from 1965 to '82, Davies moved to The Guardian, where he worked until 2004. His wife, Patricia, is also a noted golf writer.
At 69, on May 19.
A PGA Tour caddie, his bosses included Tommy Armour III, Eric Axley, Rich Beem and Jim Furyk. Duplantis's wild lifestyle was chronicled in the best-selling 2001 book Bud, Sweat and Tees.
At 35, on Jan. 23.
A native of Augusta and an insurance executive, Harison was a member of Augusta National and served as the 1st-tee starter at the Masters for 60 years. He was one of two people to have attended every Masters since the tournament's inception in 1934.
At 82, on April 27.
A popular caddie and personality for 25 years on the LPGA tour, Jones was nicknamed Shadow because of his quiet on- and off-course demeanor.
At 44, on Sept. 4.
A career mini-tour player, Mitchell spent six years on the Nationwide circuit, where he won once and led the tour in driving distance twice (1998 and '99).
At 42, on July 19.
Known as Sarge because he served 14 years in the U.S. Army—most of that time overseeing military golf courses—Moody had only one Tour victory, the 1969 U.S. Open, but as a senior he triumphed 11 times, including at the '89 U.S. Senior Open.
At 74, on Aug. 8.
His victories in the individual and team (with partner Koichi Ono) portions of the 1957 Canada Cup—the forerunner of the World Cup—in Tokyo helped ignite a golf boom in Japan.
At 92, on Feb. 11.