Emmett Cary Middlecoff was an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour from 1947 to 1961. His 40 Tour wins place him tenth all-time, and he won three major championships. Middlecoff graduated as a dentist, but gave up his practice at age 26 to become a full-time Tour golfer.
|Full name:||Emmett Cary Middlecoff|
|Born:||January 6, 1921, Halls, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Died:||September 1, 1998, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Spouse:||Edith Buck (m. 1947)|
|College:||University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry|
|Former tour(s):||PGA Tour|
|PGA Tour:||40 (10th all time)|
|Masters Tournament:||Won: 1955|
|U.S. Open:||Won: 1949, 1956|
|The Open Championship:||14th: 1957|
|PGA Championship:||2nd: 1955|
|World Golf Hall of Fame:||1986 (member page)|
|IMDb:||Cary Middlecoff’s IMDb|
About Cary Middlecoff
World Golf Hall of Fame member who won 40 PGA Tour events, including the 1955 Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open in 1949 and 1956.
He was a licensed dentist and gave up the practice to play golf.
With his 6’2″ height and dashing good looks, he was given a couple of parts on the big screen, appearing in the 1950 film Follow the Sun and the 1960 film The Bellboy.
His father, also a dentist, taught him how to play golf, beginning at age seven.
His career PGA Tour win total was equaled by Walter Hagen.
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- University of Tennessee alumni
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