Name:Lewis Elmer "Lew" Worsham Jr
Lived:[1917-1990]. Born on Oct 5, 1917 in Staunton River, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Died on Oct 19, 1990 in Poquoson, Virginia (aged 73).
Occupation:Club pro (Oakmont CC); professional golfer.
PGA of America
Worsham (USA) was the PGA Tour 1953 leading money winner, with earnings of $34,002 on the Tour.
Played as the Jacksonville Open (March 20-23; for the last time until 1965). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (USA) finished 1 shot behind Worsham (USA). [Hyde Park GC, Jacksonville, FL].
George S. May
Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 6-9; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lew Worsham (USA), who holed-out from 104 yards on the final hole. The first-ever golf event to be nationally televised. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 25-28). Second-placed Lawson Little (USA) finished 1 shot behind Worsham (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
The US Open (47th) (Jun 12-15). Worsham (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Worsham 69 (-2), Snead 70 (-1). [St Louis CC, Clayton, Missouri].
Played as the Atlanta Invitational (Nov 20-24; for the first time since 1934). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 1 shot behind Worsham (USA). [Druid Hills GC, Atlanta, GA].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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