George S. May

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Birthday
5, 1890
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Mar 12, 1962 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1890
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Mar 12, 1962 (71)

About

Brought golf to public consciousness through tournaments, large prizes, public grandstands, and radio coverage.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Tam O'Shanter country club, which he rebuilt and improved after a fire, using it as the base for his first golf tournament.

Trivia

His first tournament, The Chicago Open, promised a prize of $1,500 to the winner and $5,000 in prize money overall and drew some of the top players to his club.

Family Life

His family was residing in Windsor, Illinois, when he was born.

Associated With

His tournament's earliest participants included the golf greats Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Gene Sarazen.

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