Who's who: Lou Graham

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Who's who: Lou Graham

  • Name:

    Louis Krebs "Lou" Graham
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Jan 7, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1975). PGA Tour wins (5). Ryder Cup (1973, 1975, 1977).

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Former PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Lou Graham

1979
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
275 (-9)
$45,000
American Optical

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, Lou

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

American Optical

Played as the American Optical Classic (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lou Graham (Aus), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1979
America
268 (-12)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, Lou

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Antonio Texas Open (50th) (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA), Eddie Pearce (USA) and Bill Rogers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lou Graham (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1979
America
Whitemarsh Valley
273 (-11)
$45,000
IVB

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, Lou

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

IVB

Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic (July 26-29). Lou Graham (USA) beat Bobby Wadkins (USA) with a birdie-three at the first playoff hole. [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1975
Majors
287 (+3)
$40,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Graham, Lou

Venue

Medinah

Score

287 (+3)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (75th) (Jun 19-23). Graham (USA) beat John Mahaffey (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Graham 71 (E), Mahaffey 73 (+2). [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].

1972
America
North Carolina CC
285 (-3)
$20,000
L&M Tobacco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, Lou

Venue

North Carolina CC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

L&M Tobacco

Played as the Liggett & Myers Open (Aug 24-27). Lou Graham (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a birdie three at the third playoff hole. David Graham (Aus) and Larry Ziegler (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC]. Note: after two rounds the leading eight players switched into the US Professional Match Play Championship, leaving the rest of the field to compete for the L&M Open over the final two rounds.

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