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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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