Leo Diegel


Birthday April 27, 1899

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Michigan

DEATH DATE May 5, 1951 (52)

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World Golf Hall of Fame inductee who won more than 35 PGA Tours and the PGA Championship twice.

Before Fame

He played on the first U.S. Ryder Cup team.


He re-adjusted his putting stance on short putts and chose to keep it, even after the new stance provoked great teasing from his fellow players.

Family Life

He grew up in Detroit, Michigan.

Associated With

He, Gene Sarazen, and Walter Hagen were golf's first superstars.