Who's who in golf - Ralph Guldahl


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Name: - Ralph Guldahl
Country: - USA
Lived : - 1911 - 1987
Original Home/Club: - Dallas
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf writer.
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [3] : US Open (1937, 1938); The Masters (1939). Other big wins : Western Open (1937, 1938, 1939). US PGA Tour wins (16). Ryder Cup (1937). Inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.


Top tournaments won by Ralph Guldahl

1939Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National279 (-9)$1,500
The Masters Tournament (6th) (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Guldahl (USA). It was third time lucky for Guldahl, who was runner-up in the previous two Masters Tournaments. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1939Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC280 (-2)$1,200
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 23-26). Second-placed Lawson Little (USA) and Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 3 shots behind Guldahl (USA). [Sedgefield CC and Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].
1938Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Westwood CC, MO279x
Played as the Western Open. Sam Snead (USA) finished in second place behind Guldahl (USA), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1938Men MajorsUS OpenCherry Hills CC284 (E)$1,000
The US Open (42nd) (June 9-11). Second-placed Dick Metz (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Guldahl (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1937Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Canterbury GC288x
Played as the Western Open. Defending champion Guldahl (USA) beat Horton Smith (USA) in a playoff. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1937Men MajorsUS OpenOakland Hills281 (+1)$1,000
The US Open (41st) (June 10-12). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Guldahl (USA). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1936Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Davenport CC274x
Played as the Western Open. Ray Mangrum (USA) finished in second place behind Guldahl (USA). [Davenport CC, Pleasant Valley, nr Davenport, Iowa].
1932Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ285 (+1)$100
Played as the inaugural Arizona Open (Jan 22-24). Second-placed John Perelli (USA) finished 5 shots behind Guldahl (USA). Final two rounds played on the third day. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

 

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