served an 18-month tour of duty as an artillery officer in Vietnam, where he
earned a Bronze Star and an Air Medal. In 1971 he made it to the PGA Tour and
won five times in his first six years. At 72, on March 10.
Brewer joined the
PGA Tour in 1956, won his first title in 1961 and finished his Tour career with
11 victories. His biggest win was the 1967 Masters, at which he edged Bobby
Nichols by a shot. At 75, on Aug. 31.
Kelly Jo Dowd
In the spring of
2006 Dowd (far right), who was battling cancer, fulfilled her dream of seeing
her golf-prodigy daughter, Dakoda, play in an LPGA event. Dakoda, then 13,
received an exemption into the Ginn Open near Orlando shortly before her mother
was told that she had only months to live. At 42, on May 24.
Known for her
four-foot-wide putting stance, Jessen won 11 LPGA events in three decades. Her
best season was in 1964, when she won five times. At 70, on Sept. 21.
During a career as
a club pro, including a 27-year stint as the head pro at Jefferson City (Mo.)
Country Club, Jimenez won the 1978 PGA Seniors Championship and then qualified
for the Champions tour at age 55. At 81, on Aug. 11.