Tommy Armour

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Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 11, 1968 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 11, 1968 (73)

About

Nicknamed the Silver Scot, he won 27 PGA Tour Events, including 3 majors: the 1927 U.S. Open, the 1931 Open Championship and the 1930 PGA Championship.

Before Fame

He served in the army during World War I where he lost his sight temporarily to a mustard gas attack.

Trivia

He set a long-standing record for the highest recorded score on one hole, in which he shot a 23 on a par 5.

Family Life

He moved to New York to pursue golf and start a life soon after he returned from WWI.

Associated With

As great as a golfer as Tommy was, his career took a back seat to the accomplishments of Bobby Jones.