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

1956
America
272 (-12)
$6,000
x

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
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Kenwood CC, OH

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Western Open. Mangrum (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].

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

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$3,420

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the All American Open (aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Ted Kroll (USA) and defending champion Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind 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].

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.

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].

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].

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
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Westwood CC, MO

Score

274

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Western Open. Bobby Locke (RSA) finished in second place behind Mangrum (USA). [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wilmington Azalea Open.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Paul Open.

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.

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. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA), Lew Worsham (USA) and Jim Turnesa (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].

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

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Motor City Open.

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

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open.

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].

1949
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
276 (-12)
$3,330
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$3,330

Title sponsor

George S. May

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

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. Second-placed Al Smith (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). The day before the first round of this event, Ben Hogan was involved in his near fatal road accident. He had decided to skip the Tucson Open in 1949, and never again played in this event. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].

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.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Utah Open Invitational.

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

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

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

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 Open (Feb 12-15). Mangrum (USA) beat Jimmy Demaret (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Mangrum 65, Demaret 69). [Harlingen GC, Harlingen, TX; now called Tony Butler GC].

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
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].

1948
America
278 (-2)
$2,000
x

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

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter GC

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (PGA Tr 36-hole exhibition event) (Aug 7/8). Mangrum (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) and E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA in an 18-hole playoff (Mangrum 70, Snead 71, Harrison 73). [Tam O'Shanter GC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. At the time Tam O'Shanter CC].

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 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].

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].

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

281 (-7)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New Orleans Open. Second-placed Lawson Little (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Bayou Oaks at City Park, New Orleans, LA. Played on what was known as City Park's Wisner, No.1 or East course; now part of the South course).

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

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 Atlantic City Open.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thomasville Open.

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