ABOUT BERT YANCEY
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Our tournament is a memorial to the memory of Bert Yancey, a professional golfer on both the PGA and Senior PGA Tours. Bert suffered from bipolar disorder, yet he managed a successful career in pro golf. Through golf, he worked to increase the public's awareness of, and to reduce the stigma associated with, mental illness.
In his 15 years on the tour, he won only 7 tournaments and a total of just under $700,000, but he was almost always in the hunt. His record included two third-place finishes and a fourth at the Masters, a third-place tie at the 1974 United States Open and a number of individual achievements that put him among golf's elite.
Bert Yancey 1938-1994