Who's who: Sam Parks Jr

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Who's who: Sam Parks Jr

  • Name:

    Samuel McLaughlin "Sam" Parks Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1909-1997]. Born on June 23, 1909 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Died on April 7, 1997 in Clearwater, Florida (aged 87).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Club pro and professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1933

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1935). Ryder Cup (1935).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Sam Parks Jr

1935
Majors
299 (+15)
$1,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Parks, Sam Jr

Score

299 (+15)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

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