Name:Tommy Dickson Armour
Lived:[1895-1968]. Born on Sept 24, 1895 in Edinburgh. Died on Sept 11, 1968 in Larchmont, New York (aged 73).
Original/Home Club:Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf instructor; golf writer.
Played as the Miami Open (Jan 4-7). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Tommy Armour (Scot/USA). [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Golf Club].
Played as the Canadian Open (Aug 2-4). Second-placed Ky Laffoon (USA) finished 2 shots behind three-time Canadian Open winner Tommy Armour (Scot/USA). [Lakeview GC, Mississauga, Ont].
Played as the Miami Open (Jan 1-3). Second-placed John Kinder (USA) finished 9 shots behind Tommy Armour (Scot/USA), who won this title for the second time in four years. [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Municipal Course].
The Open Championship (66th) (June 3-5). Second-placed José Jurado (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Armour (USA). [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
Played as the Canadian Open (July 24-26, 30). Tommy Armour (Scot/USA) beat defending champion Leo Diegel (USA) by 3 shots in a 36-hole Wednesday playoff (Armour 69, 69; Diegel 69, 72). [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (13th) (Sept 9-13). Tommy Armour (Scot/USA) beat Gene Sarazen (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. At the time, Sarazen was the club professional at Fresh Meadow CC. [Fresh Meadow CC, Flushing, NY; this A.W Tillinghast-designed course no longer exists. In 1946, Fresh Meadow CC took over, moved to and renamed the course of the defunct Lakeville G&CC at Lake Success, L.I.].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Horton Smith (USA) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Tommy Armour (Scot/USA). [Ozaukee CC, Mequon, nr Milwaukee, WI].
Played as the Canadian Open (Aug 4-6). Second-placed and defending champion Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Tommy Armour (Scot/USA). [Toronto GC, Mississauga, Ont.].
The US Open (31st) (June 14-17). Armour (USA) beat Harry Cooper (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Armour 76 (+4), Cooper 79 (+7). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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