Ed Furgol was born in New York Mills, New York. He won six times on the PGA Tour including one major championship, the 1954 U.S. Open at Baltusrol Country Club. Furgol played in 21 U.S. Opens, 16 Masters, and 13 PGA Championships (7 at Match Play and 6 at Stroke Play). In the Match Play Championships of the PGA, Furgol won almost 60% of his matches and went to the semifinals in his best showing while in his later years he still competed in six PGA’s at stroke play with a tie for 13th in 1964 his highlight. He also played on the losing 1957 Ryder Cup team at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire, England and drew the unenviable task of having to face the British Captain, Dai Rees in the event’s singles competition.