Name:James Newton "Jimmy" Demaret
Lived:[1910-1983]. Born on May 24, 1910 in Houston, Texas. Died on Dec 28, 1983 in Houston, Texas, aged 73.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf broadcaster; golf club founder (Champions GC, Houston); singer and comedian.
Turned Pro:1927 (aged 17)
Played as the Arlington Hotel Open (May 9-12). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA), Lloyd Mangrum (USA), Johnny Palmer (USA), Mike Souchak (USA) and defending champion Billy Mxwell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jimmy Demaret (USA), who recorded the last of his 31 PGA Tour wins. [Arlington course, Hot Springs CC, Hot Springs, AR].
Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Defending champion Demaret (USA) beat Mike Souchak (USA) and Ken Venturi (USA) in a playoff. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Second-placed Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 1 shot behind Demaret (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Thunderbird Invitational. Ben Hogan (USA) finished in second-place behind Demaret (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the inaugural National Celebrities Open (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Ted Kroll (USA), Byron Nelson (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Demaret (USA). [Prince George's CC, Landover, MD; course closed and is now the Kentland Golf Training Center; event also played at Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, MD].
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 10-12). Second-placed Art Bell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Demaret (USA). Event reduced from 54 holes to 36 following cancellation of second round due to bad weather. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
The Masters Tournament (14th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Demaret (USA), who became the first three-time winner of The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Ben Hogan Open (Jan 26-29; Phoenix Open renamed in 1950 in tribute to Hogan). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Demaret (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 27-31). Demaret (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Demaret 67; Hogan 70). It was driving back from Phoenix to Dallas after this event that Hogan and his wife Valerie were involved in a near fatal road accident that nearly finished his career. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Albuquerque Open (June 3-6). Second-placed Skip Alexander (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jimmy Demaret (USA), who averaged 67 in his four rounds on the 6,813-yard course. [North course, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque. At the time called the University GC; now only 9-holes].
PGA of America
Demaret (USA) was the PGA Tour 1947 leading money winner, with earnings of $27,936 on the Tour.
Played as the Tucson Open (Jan 30-Feb 2). Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jimmy Demaret (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
Played as the Miami Open (Dec 11-14). Second-placed Fred Haas Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jimmy Demaret (USA). [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Municipal Course].
The Masters Tournament (11th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) and Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Demaret (USA), who recorded the second of his three Masters wins. Demaret shot four sub-par rounds; the first player to do this in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
PGA of America
Demaret (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Played as the Tucson Open (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Herman Barron (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jimmy Demaret (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ, which played at 6,402 yds for the event. Now known as El Rio GC].
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Second-placed Eduardo Blasi (Arg) and Enrique Bertolino (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Demaret (USA), who posted the lowest 72-hole total in the event's 37-year history. [San Isidro GC, Buenos Aires].
Played as the New Orleans Open (Feb 23-26). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA), Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jimmy Demaret (USA). Monday finish required after earlier rain delays. [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).
Played as the Western Open (Feb 18-21). Jimmy Demaret (USA) beat Tony Penna (Italy/USA) in an 18-hole Wednesday playoff. Playoff scores: Demaret 71, Penna 74. [River Oaks CC, Houston, TX].
The Masters Tournament (7th) (April 4-7). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind Demaret (USA), who recorded the first of his three Masters titles. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Oakland Open (Jan 11-14). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA), Ben Hogan (USA) and Horton Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jimmy Demaret (USA). [Sequoyah CC, Oakland, California].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9). Second-placed Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) finished 7 shots behind Demaret (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Wilson course, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA].
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