Jacky Cupit

Jacky Cupit
Personal information
Full name Jacky D. Cupit
Born (1938-02-01) February 1, 1938
Longview, Texas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Houston
Turned professional 1960
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 15th: 1967
U.S. Open 2nd: 1963
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T6: 1966

Jacky D. Cupit (born February 1, 1938) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour).

Born and raised in Longview in the piney woods of east Texas, Cupit attended the University of Houston. As a member of the Cougars golf team, he earned All-American honors in 1959 and 1960, turned pro in 1960, and joined the PGA Tour in 1961. His older brother, Buster, was a professional golfer who played mainly in Texas and Oklahoma.

Cupit played on the PGA Tour from 1961 to 1973 and had four victories. His first came at the Canadian Open in 1961, helping him to win the PGA's Rookie of the Year award. His last tour win came in 1966 at the Cajun Classic. Cupit's best finish in a major was runner-up at the U.S. Open in 1963, when he and Arnold Palmer lost to Julius Boros in a three-way Monday playoff.

After reaching the age of 50 in 1988, Cupit played part-time on the Senior PGA Tour. He currently is the Golf Professional Emeritus at the Links at Land's End in Yantis, Texas.[1]

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Jul 15, 1961 Canadian Open 66-69-64-71=270 –10 5 strokes United States Buster Cupit, United States Dow Finsterwald,
United States Bobby Nichols
2 Jul 1, 1962 Western Open 69-70-71-71=281 –3 2 strokes United States Billy Casper
3 Feb 16, 1964 Tucson Open Invitational 69-68-66-71=274 –14 2 strokes United States Rex Baxter
4 Nov 27, 1966 Cajun Classic Open Invitational 68-66-65-72=271 –17 Playoff United States Chi Chi Rodríguez

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

1 1961 Greater Seattle Open Invitational United States Dave Marr, United States Bob Rosburg Marr won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1963 U.S. Open United States Julius Boros, United States Arnold Palmer Boros won 18-hole playoff (Boros:70, Cupit:73, Palmer:76)
3 1966 Cajun Classic Open Invitational United States Chi Chi Rodríguez Won with par on second extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Masters Tournament DNP T20 WD T40 DNP T44 15 CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP T17 T8 T6 WD DNP T57 T41 T57

Note: Cupit never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 2 3 7 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 6
Totals 0 1 0 1 4 8 23 14


  1. "Golf Instruction". The Links at Land's End. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
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