Who's who in golf - Lloyd Mangrum


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Name: - Lloyd Eugene Mangrum
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1914-1973]. Born on Aug 1, 1914 in Trenton, Texas. Died on Nov 17, 1973 in Apple Valley, California, aged 59.
Original Home/Club: - Cliff Dale CC, Dallas.
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 1929

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1946). Ryder Cup player (1947, '49, '51, '53); Ryder Cup captain (1953). Total professional wins (45), of which US PGA Tr (36). US PGA Tour leading money winner (1951). Vardon Trophy (1951, '53). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1998).


Did you know?

"Mr Icicle" as Lloyd Mangrum was sometimes known, was the possessor of a smooth graceful swing and displayed a calm relaxed character on the golf course. These traits propelled him to an impressive 45 professional wins, of which 36 came on the US PGA Tour.

Mangrum served in General Patton's Third Army during World War II, taking part in the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge. He was highly decorated for his wartime service.


Top tournaments won by Lloyd Mangrum

1956Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park272 (-12)$6,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open. Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mangrum (USA), who won his fourth Los Angeles Open title in eight years. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1954Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Kenwood CC277 (-7)$2,400
Played as the Western Open. Mangrum (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].
1953Men AmericaAll American Openxx
Played as the All American Open.
1953Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.280 (-4)$4,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1953Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.22n/a
Mangrum (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1953Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach204 (-12)$2,000
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational (54-hole event). Second-placed Julius Boros (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
1953Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ272 (-12)$2,000
Played as the Phoenix Open. Second-placed Bo Wininger (USA), Johnny Bulla (USA) and Ted Kroll (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Mangrum (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1952Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Westwood CC, MO274$2,400
Played as the Western Open. Bobby Locke (RSA) finished in second place behind Mangrum (USA). [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1952Men AsiaPhilippine OpenWack Wack G&CC295
Played as the Philippine Open (in Dec 1951). Won by Mangrum (USA). [East course, Wack Wack G&CC, Manila, Philippines].
1952Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ274 (-10)$2,000
Played as the Phoenix Open. Second-placed Dutch Harrison (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1951Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.280 (-4)$2,600
Played as the Los Angeles Open. Second-placed Henry Ransom (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1951Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.05n/a
Mangrum (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1951Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$26,088see Score
Mangrum (USA) was the PGA Tour 1951 leading money winner, with season earnings of $26,088 on the Tour.
1951Men AmericaSt Paul Openxx
Played as the St Paul Open.
1951Men AmericaTucson OpenEl Rio, AZ263 (-17)$2,000
Played as the Tucson Open. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA), Lew Worsham (USA) and Jim Turnesa (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
1951Men AmericaWilmington Openxx
Played as the Wilmington Azalea Open.
1950Men AmericaEastern Openxx
Played as the Eastern Open.
1950Men AmericaFort Wayne Openxx
Played as the Fort Wayne Open.
1950Men AmericaKansas City Openxx
Played as the Kansas City Open.
1950Men AmericaMotor City Openxx
Played as the Motor City Open.
1950Men AmericaPalm Beach Round Robinxx
Played as the Palm Beach Round Robin.
1949Men AmericaAll American Openxx
Played as the All American Open.
1949Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.284 (E)$2,600
Played as the Los Angeles Open. Second-placed E. J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1949Men AmericaMotor City Openxx
Played as the Motor City Open.
1949Men AmericaTucson OpenEl Rio, AZ263 (-17)$2,000
Played as the Tucson Open. Second-placed Al Smith (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). The day before the first round of this event, Ben Hogan was involved in his near fatal road accident. He had decided to skip the Tucson Open in 1949, and never again played in this event. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
1948Men AmericaAll American Openxx
Played as the All American Open.
1948Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach205 (-10)$2,000
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (54-hole event). Second-placed Stan Leonard (Can) finished 5 shots behind Mangrum (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
1948Men AmericaRio Grande Openxx
Played as the Lower Rio Grande Open
1948Men AmericaUtah Openxx
Played as the Utah Open Invitational.
1948Men AmericaWorld Championship (PGA Tr)Tam O'Shanter GC$10,000
Played as the World Championship of Golf (a PGA Tour 36-hole exhibition event). Sam Snead (USA) finished in second place behind Mangrum (USA). [Tam O'Shanter GC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. At the time Tam O'Shanter CC].
1948Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC278 (-2)$2,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open. Second-placed Lew Worsham (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
1948Men AmericaZooligans Openxx
Played as Zooligans' Open.
1947Men AmericaAlbuquerque Openxx
Played as the Albuquerque Open.
1947Men AmericaNatl. Capital Openxx
Played as the National Capital Open.
1946Men AmericaArgentine OpenJockey Club, Arg271
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Vic Ghezzi (USA) in a playoff. [Jockey Club, Buenos Aires].
1946Men MajorsUS OpenCanterbury GC284 (-4)$1,833
The US Open (46th). Mangrum (USA) narrowly beat Byron Nelson (USA) and Vic Ghezzie (USA) in a second 18-hole playoff: Mangrum 72 (E), Nelson and Ghezzi 73 (+1). In the first 18-hole playoff all three players scored 72 (E). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1942Men AmericaInverness Invtl.xx
Played as the Inverness Four-Ball.
1942Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicCity Park GC281 (-7)$1,000
Played as the New Orleans Open. Second-placed Lawson Little (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mangrum (USA). [East course, City Park, New Orleans, LA. Also known as the No.1 or Wisner course].
1942Men AmericaSeminole Tournamentxx
Played as the Seminole Victory Golf Tournament.
1941Men AmericaAtlantic City Openxx
Played as the Atlantic City Open.
1940Men AmericaThomasville Openxx
Played as the Thomasville Open.

 

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