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].
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.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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