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Bill Kratzert is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, including a victory here in New England at the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open in 1977.  A native of Indiana, Bill finished in the top ten on the PGA Tour’s money list three times.  His best year in the major championships was 1978, when he finished 5th in The Masters and 6th in the US Open.  Prior to starring on the PGA Tour, Kratzert was a 2 time All-American at the University of Georgia, from which he graduated with a degree in Business Finance in 1974.  He is an inductee into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.  For the past 14 years, Bill has been one of the most respected golf broadcasters in the world while working for ESPN, CBS, Turner, Golf Channel and other outlets.  He and his wife Janie are the parents of three children and reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


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