Francis Ouimet (Golfer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Francis Ouimet

Francis DeSales Ouimet was an American amateur golfer who is frequently referred to as the “father of amateur golf” in the United States. He won the U.S. Open in 1913 and was the first non-Briton elected Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Full name: Francis DeSales Ouimet
Born: May 8, 1893, Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: September 2, 1967, Newton, Massachusetts
Children: Janice, Barbara
Status: Amateur
Professional wins: 3
Masters Tournament: WD: 1941
U.S. Open: Won: 1913
The Open Championship: T56: 1914
PGA Championship: DNP
U.S. Amateur: Won: 1914, 1931
British Amateur: T3: 1923
World Golf Hall of Fame: 1974 (member page)
Bob Jones Award: 1955

About Francis Ouimet

Former professional golfer, who has since become known as the Father of Amateur Golf.

Before Fame

He taught himself the game using borrowed clubs and golf balls found on the course.

Achievement

At the young age of 20, he competed in the 1913 U.S. Open.

Family Life

He was married to Stella Sullivan from 1918 until his death.

Associations

His legacy lives on through the annual Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf; in 1997, it was given to Arnold Palmer.

Information related to Francis Ouimet

  • Caddie Hall of Fame inductees
  • Golfers from Massachusetts
  • World Golf Hall of Fame inductees
  • Winners of men’s major golf championships
  • Amateur golfers

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Latest information about Francis Ouimet updated on September 01, 2020.


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