Tommy Armour

Tommy Armour

Original Name Thomas
Birth
Scotland
Death 12 Sep 1968 (aged 72)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 7012878 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Golfer. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was dubbed the "Silver Scot" and remains a legendary figure in the golf world to this day. In 1920, he won the French Amateur tournament, then in 1924 moved to America and became a US citizen. He won the US Open in 1927 and at the Shawnee Open that same year, scored the first ever "Archaeopteryx" when he made a 23 on a par 5, for 18-over par, which still stands as the highest score in PGA history. As a professional, he had 25 PGA Tour wins and 3 Major Championship wins. He died at age 73 in Larchmont, New York and was posthumously inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976. His Tommy Armour Golf Company produces a quality variety line of accessories, woods and irons.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 15 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7012878
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Armour (24 Sep 1895–12 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7012878, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.