Horton Smith

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Birthday
22, 1908
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 15, 1963 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1908
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 15, 1963 (55)

About

World Golf Hall of Fame member who won 32 PGA Tours, in addition to the inaugural Masters Tournament.

Before Fame

He started with the PGA when it was still trying to grow beyond its fledgling roots, and he contributed greatly to its expansion.

Trivia

He was the last player to beat the great Bobby Jones before Jones retired in 1930.

Family Life

He grew up in Springfield, Missouri.

Associated With

He had his own version of the sand wedge before Gene Sarazen invented the modern wedge; it didn't take long for the PGA to ban his version.