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Name: - Lawson Little
Country: - USA
Lived : - 1910 - 1968
Original Home/Club: - Newport, Rhode Island
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1936

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US Open (1940). Amateur Majors (4) : US Amateur (1934, 1935); British Amateur (1934, 1935). USPGA Tour wins (8). Walker Cups (1934). Inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1980.


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Nicknamed "Cannonball", Little won both the US and British Amateur championships two years in a row (1934, 1935). He was presented with the 1935 Sullivan Award as the outstanding US amateur athlete of the year.


Top tournaments won by Lawson Little

1941Men AmericaTexas OpenWillow Springs273 (-11)$1,200
Played as the Texas Open. Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Little (USA). The February event saw both rain and snow, and required the application of winter rules. [Willow Springs GC, San Antonio, TX].
1940Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenLos Angeles CC282 (+2)$1,500
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 5-8). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Little (USA). [Los Angeles CC, Los Angeles, CA].
1940Men MajorsUS OpenCanterbury GC287 (-1)$1,000
The US Open (44th) (June 6-9). Little (USA) beat Gene Sarazen (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Little 70 (-2), Sarazen 73 (+1). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1936Men AmericaCanadian OpenSt Andrews, Ont.271 (-17)$1,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Jimmy Thompson (Scot/USA) finished 8 shots behind Little (USA). [St Andrews GC, North York, Toronto, Ont. This course no longer exists].
1935Men AmateurBritish AmateurRoyal Lytham1 holen/a
The Amateur Championship (46th). Little (USA) beat Dr William Tweddell (Eng) by 1 hole in the final to win this title for the second straight year. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1935Men AmateurUS AmateurCountry Club, Cleveland4 & 2n/a
The US Amateur Championship (39th). Little (USA) won this title for the second straight year, beating Walter Emery (USA) 4 and 2 in the final. [The Country Club, Pepper Pike, nr Cleveland, OH].
1934Men AmateurBritish AmateurPrestwick14 & 13n/a
The Amateur Championship (45th). W. Lawson Little (USA) beat James Wallace (Scot) by 14 & 13 in the final. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1934Men AmateurUS AmateurCountry Club, Brookline8 & 7n/a
The US Amateur Championship (38th). Little (USA) beat David Goldman (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. [The Country Club, Brookline, Boston, Mass.].

 

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