Thunderbird Classic

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The Thunderbird Classic was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1962 to 1968. It was played at two locations, the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey in 1962 and 1966–68 and the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York in 1963–65.

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References

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