Who's who: Bob Hamilton

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Who's who: Bob Hamilton

  • Name:

    Robert Tennyson "Bob" Hamilton
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1916-1990]. Born on Jan 10, 1916 in Evansville, Indiana. Died on Dec 6, 1990 in Evansville (aged 74).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1934

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1944). Ryder Cup (1949).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Bob Hamilton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Bob

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New Orleans Open (Feb 19-22; played for the last time until 1958). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg), Fred Haas (USA) and Lawson Little (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Hamilton (USA). [Bayou Oaks at City Park, New Orleans, LA. Played on what was known as City Park's No.1 (East) course; now part of the South course).

1946
America
Myers Park CC
273 (-15)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Bob

Venue

Myers Park CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Charlotte Open (March 28-31). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA), Jimmy Demaret (USA) and Pete Cooper (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bob Hamilton (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win with a final round 7-under-par 65. [Myers Park CC, Charlotte, NC].

1944
Majors
Manito G&CC
1 hole
$3,500
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Bob

Venue

Manito G&CC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (26th) (Aug 14-20). Hamilton (USA) beat the heavily favoured Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was Hamilton's first and only major championship win. [Manito G&CC, Spokane, WA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Bob

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 14-16). Second-placed and defending champion Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 7 shots behind 28-year-old Bob Hamilton (USA), who recorded the first of his five PGA Tour wins. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

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