Name:John Joseph McDermott Jr
Also known as:Johnny
Lived:[1891-1971]. Born on Aug 12, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died on Aug 1, 1971 in Philadelphia (aged 79).
Original/Home Club:Aronimink GC, PA (as a caddie).
MAJORS (2): US Open (1911, '12).
Johnny McDermott won his first US Open at the age of 19 years and 10 months - the youngest player to win this Championship.
Played as the Western Open (Oct 16/17). Second-placed Mike Brady (USA) finished 7 shots behind Johnny McDermott (USA). At the time the Western Open ranked alongside the US and British Opens in importance. [Memphis CC, Memphis, TN].
Played as the Shawnee Open (Aug 22/23). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot/USA) finished 8 shots behind Johnny McDermott (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
The US Open (18th) (Aug 1/2). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Johnny McDermott (USA). [CC of Buffalo, Williamsville, nr Buffalo, NY].
The US Open (17th) (June 23-26). Johnny McDermott (USA) beat Mike Brady (USA) and George Simpson (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (McDermott 80, Brady 82, Simpson 85). McDermott was the first American born player to win the US Open. [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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