Who's who: Lloyd Mangrum

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Who's who: Lloyd Mangrum

  • Name:

    Lloyd Eugene Mangrum
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1914-1973]. Born on Aug 1, 1914 in Trenton, Texas. Died on Nov 17, 1973 in Apple Valley, California, aged 59.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Cliff Dale CC, Dallas.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1929

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1946). Ryder Cup player (1947, '49, '51, '53); Ryder Cup captain (1953). Total professional wins (45), including PGA Tour (36). PGA Tour leading money winner (1951). Vardon Trophy (1951, '53). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1998).

Did you know?

"Mr Icicle" as Lloyd Mangrum was sometimes known, was the possessor of a smooth graceful swing and displayed a calm relaxed character on the golf course. These traits propelled him to an impressive 45 professional wins, of which 36 came on the PGA Tour.

Mangrum served in General Patton's Third Army during World War II, taking part in the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge. He was highly decorated for his wartime service.

Top tournaments won by Lloyd Mangrum

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 5-8). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mangrum (USA), who won his fourth Los Angeles Open title in eight years, and the last of his 36 PGA Tour titles. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1954
America
Kenwood CC, OH
277 (-7)
$2,400
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Kenwood CC, OH

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (June 3-6). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) with an eight-foot putt for a birdie-three at the first playoff hole. Mangrum won this event for the second time in three years. [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].

1953
America
204 (-12)
$2,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational (Jan 9-11; 54-hole event). Second-placed Julius Boros (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

1953
Awards
70.22
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

70.22

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Mangrum (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$2,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 2-5). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA), who recorded the third of his four wins in this event. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1953
America
Tam O'Shanter
275 (-13)
$3,420
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$3,420

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the All American Open (Jul 30-Aug 2; aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Ted Kroll (USA) and defending champion Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1953
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
272 (-12)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Bo Wininger (USA), Johnny Bulla (USA) and Ted Kroll (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Mangrum (USA). Monday finish required. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

1952
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
274 (-10)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Dutch Harrison (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

1952
Asia
Wack Wack G&CC
295
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Wack Wack G&CC

Score

295

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Philippine Open (in Dec 1951). Won by Mangrum (USA). [East course, Wack Wack G&CC, Manila, Philippines].

1952
America
Westwood CC, MO
274 (-6)
$2,400
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Westwood CC, MO

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (May 29-June 1). Second-placed Bobby Locke (RSA) finished 8 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA), who shot a course record 6-under-par 64 in the final round. [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Paul Open.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 5-8). Second-placed Henry Ransom (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1951
America
263 (-17)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open (Feb 1-4). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA), Lew Worsham (USA) and Jim Turnesa (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].

1951
Awards
$26,088
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

$26,088

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Mangrum (USA) was the PGA Tour 1951 leading money winner, with season earnings of $26,088 on the Tour.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wilmington Azalea Open.

1951
Awards
70.05
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

70.05

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Mangrum (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Motor City Open.

1950
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$2,600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Fort Wayne Open.

1950
America
Milburn G&CC
271 (-17)
$2,600
KCGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Milburn G&CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

KCGA

Played as the Kansas City Open (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) and Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Milburn G&CC, nr Kansas City, KS].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Palm Beach Round Robin.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 7-10). Second-placed E. J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Motor City Open.

1949
America
263 (-17)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open (Feb 3-6). Second-placed Al Smith (USA) finished 5 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC]. Note: After losing a Monday playoff in the Phoenix Open, Ben Hogan and his wife Valerie decided to skip this event, and drive home to Fort Worth on February 2. On their way home they were involved in a serious road accident. Hogan never again played in the Tucson Open.

1949
America
Tam O'Shanter
276 (-12)
$3,333
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$3,333

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the All American Open (Aug 5-9; aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1948
America
Tam O'Shanter
277 (-11)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the All American Open (Aug 3-6; aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed and defending champion Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 2 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1948
America
205 (-10)
$2,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

205 (-10)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 9-11; 54-hole event). Second-placed Stan Leonard (Can) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

1948
America
Harlingen GC
269 (-15)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Harlingen GC

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Lower Rio Grande Valley Open (Feb 12-16). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Jimmy Demaret (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Mangrum 6-under-par 65, Demaret 69). [Harlingen GC, Harlingen, TX; now called Tony Butler GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Utah Open Invitational.

1948
America
Tam O'Shanter
135 (-9)
$10,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 7-9; PGA Tour 36-hole winner-take-all exhibition event). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) and E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Mangrum 70, Snead 71, Harrison 73). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 18-21). Second-placed Lew Worsham (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

1948
America
Wyandot CC
268 (-16)
$2,000
Zooligans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Wyandot CC

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Zooligans

Played as the Columbus Open (July 8-11). Second-placed George Schoux (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Wyandot CC, Worthington, Columbus, Ohio. Course closed in 1952].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Albuquerque Open (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [North course, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque. At the time called the University GC; now only 9-holes].

1947
America
Prince George's CC
269 (-19)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Prince George's CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the National Capital Open (June 5-8; last played in 1934). Second-placed Skip Alexander (USA) and Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Prince George's CC, Landover, Maryland. Course closed and is now the Kentland Golf Training Center].

1946
Majors
284 (-4)
$1,833
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$1,833

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (46th) (Jun 13-16). Mangrum (USA) narrowly beat Byron Nelson (USA) and Vic Ghezzie (USA) in the second of two 18-hole playoffs. First playoff: all three players scored 72 (E). Second playoff: Mangrum 72 (E), Nelson and Ghezzi 73 (+1). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

271

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Vic Ghezzi (USA) in a playoff. [Jockey Club, Buenos Aires].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inverness Four-Ball.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Seminole Victory Golf Tournament.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New Orleans Open (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Lawson Little (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lloyd Mangrum (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).

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Atlantic City Open (Sept 12-14). Second-placed Vic Ghezzi (USA) and Ben Hogan (USA) finished 6 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Atlantic City CC, Northfield, New Jersey].

1940
America
Glen Arven CC
203 (-13)
$700
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Glen Arven CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thomasville Open (March 10/11). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind 25-year-old Lloyd Mangrum (USA), who recorded the first of his 36 PGA Tour wins. [Glen Arven CC, Thomasville, Georgia].

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