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.
He served in the army during World War I where he lost his sight temporarily to a mustard gas attack.
He set a long-standing record for the highest recorded score on one hole, in which he shot a 23 on a par 5.
He moved to New York to pursue golf and start a life soon after he returned from WWI.
As great as a golfer as Tommy was, his career took a back seat to the accomplishments of Bobby Jones.