Sam Parks Jr
Name:Samuel McLaughlin "Sam" Parks Jr
Lived:[1909-1997]. Born on June 23, 1909 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Died on April 7, 1997 in Clearwater, Florida (aged 87).
Occupation:Club pro and professional golfer.
MAJORS (1): US Open (1935). Ryder Cup (1935).
Parks is best known for his win in the US Open in 1935 at Oakmont Country Club ... located close to where he grew-up, and to South Hills CC, where he was the resident professional.
The US Open (39th) (June 6-8). Second-placed Jimmy Thomson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Parks Jr (USA). Parks Jr was the club pro at nearby South Hills CC, with no prior tournament wins. In difficult playing conditions, he was the only player to break 300. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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