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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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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