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 Lloyd Mangrum

Lloyd Mangrum

Birth
Trenton, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Nov 1973 (aged 59)
Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 8666 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Golfer. Born in Trenton, Texas, he was one of golf's toughest competitors and a top player in the 1940s and 1950s. He joined the pro tour in 1937 and won his first victory in the 1940 Thomasville Open. He entered the US Army during World War II, fought at the Battle of the Bulge, receiving four battle stars and two Purple Heart medals. After the war, he won the first post-war US Open in 1946 and six PGA tournaments in 1948 and came in second in the 1950 US Open. In 1951, he was the tour's leading money winner, won the Vardon Trophy twice and was captain of the US Ryder Cup team. He finished his career in 1953, with a total of 36 PGA Tour wins and 42 professional wins. He died of a heart attack at the age of 59. He was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8666
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Mangrum (1 Aug 1914–17 Nov 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8666, citing Victor Valley Memorial Park, Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .