1960 Birthday Of Jodie Mudd
Two-Time U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion,Louisville native Jodie Mudd became the first player in 19 years to successfully defend his U.S. Amateur Public Links title. A two-time Kentucky Amateur champion, Mudd gained the national spotlight in 1980 with his 9-and-8 victory over Richard Gordon in the APL at Edgewood Tahoe G.C. The following year, Mudd survived several close calls to defeat Billy Tuten, 3 and 2, at the Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World. Mudd’s older brother, Eddie, won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1976. His father, Edward Mudd, Jr., served on the USGA’s Public Links committee for more than a decade.