Francis Ouimet

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Birthday
8, 1893
Birthplace
Brookline, MA
Death Date
Sep 2, 1967 (74)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1893
Birthplace
Brookline, MA
Death Date
Sep 2, 1967 (74)

About

Former professional golfer, who has since become known as the Father of Amateur Golf.

Before Fame

He taught himself the game using borrowed clubs and golf balls found on the course.

Trivia

At the young age of 20, he competed in the 1913 U.S. Open.

Family Life

He was married to Stella Sullivan from 1918 until his death.

Associated With

His legacy lives on through the annual Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf; in 1997, it was given to Arnold Palmer.