George Fazio was an American professional golfer and a golf course architect.
In the 1946 Canadian Open (played at the Beaconsfield Golf Club), two U.S. veterans of the tour, Dick Metz and George Fazio, tied after 72 holes with identical scores of 10 under par – 278. A 36-hole playoff match was won by Fazio with a 70 – 71, 141 score.
Fazio, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a respected player in the mid-twentieth century and competed in seven Masters Tournaments from 1947 to 1954. His best finish was 14th in 1952.
Like most golfers of his generation, Fazio earned his living primarily as a club pro. During the 1940s, he was head pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, where many of Hollywood’s celebrities played. After his playing days were over, Fazio went on to become a well-known golf course architect. He built many notable courses.