Association mourns death of Jim Simons

Posted December 13, 2005 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Jim Simons at the 1971 US Open at Merion
(Photo courtesy of United States Golf Association

Jim Simons, one of the best golfers this area has ever produced, was found dead in his home near Jacksonville, Florida, on December 8, the Association learned from the USGA on December 13. His funeral took place on December 12.

Simons, who learned to play at Butler Country Club, was an outstanding junior and collegiate player, who led the 1971 US Open at Merion after three rounds before finishing fifth. He played the PGA Tour, 1972-86.