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Name: - Henry Gilford Picard
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1907-1997]. Born on Nov 28, 1906 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Died on April 30, 1997 in Charleston, South Carolina, aged 90.
Original Home/Club: - Plymouth CC, MA.
Occupation: - Professional golfer, golf teacher and farmer.
Turned Pro: - 1925

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): The Masters (1938); US PGA Champion (1939). Ryder Cup player (1935, '37). Total professional wins (35), of which US PGA Tr (26). US PGA leading money winner (1939).


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Like several of his contemparies, Picard started out in the game as a caddie. He progressed to become a leading player on the U.S. PGA circuit, notching up 26 wins on the tour including two major championships.

Picard retired from his days as a touring professional at the age of 36. He settled down to run his farm near Charleston in South Carolina, while also teaching the game at a series of prestigious private golf clubs. During his long and illustrious career, Picard held the position of club professional at the CC of Harrisburg (PA), Canterbury GC (OH), Seminole GC (FL), CC of Charleston (SC), Hershey CC (PA) and Twin Hills G&CC (OK).


Top tournaments won by Henry Picard

1941Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicCity Park GC276 (-12)$1,200
Played as the New Orleans Open. Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Picard (USA). [East course, City Park, New Orleans, LA. Also known as the No.1 or Wisner course].
1939Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$10,300see Score
Picard (USA) was the PGA Tour 1939 leading money winner, with earnings of $10,300 on the Tour.
1939Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicCity Park GC284 (-4)$2,000
Played as the New Orleans Open. Second-placed Dick Metz (USA) finished 5 shots behind Picard (USA). [East course, City Park, New Orleans, LA. Also known as the No.1 or Wisner course].
1939Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipPomonok CC37th hole$1,100
The US PGA Championship (22nd) (July 9-15). Picard (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 37 holes in the final. Picard recorded birdies at the 36th and 37th holes to seal the match. [Pomonok CC, Queens, NYC, NY. The course ceased to exist in 1949].
1938Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National285 (-3)$1,500
The Masters Tournament (5th) (April 2-4; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) and Harry Cooper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Picard (USA). A front-nine of 32 in the closing round set Picard on his way to the first of his two major championship victories. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1937Men AmericaArgentine OpenSan Andres, Arg288
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Second-placed Tomas Genta (Arg) and Eugenio Dunezat (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Picard (USA). [San Andres GC, Buenos Aires].
1937Men AmericaHershey OpenHershey CCxx
Played as the Hershey Open. Won by defending champion Picard (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
1936Men AmericaHershey OpenHershey CCxx
Played as the Hershey Open. Won by Henry Picard (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
1935Men AmericaAgua Caliente OpenTijuana CC286 (-2)$1,000
Played as the Agua Caliente Open (Feb 7-10; next played in 1956). Second-placed "Lighthorse" Harry Cooper (Eng/USA) and Willie Goggin (USA) finished 2 shots behind (USA). [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; at the time called Agua Caliente CC].

 

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