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|
|Masters Tournament:||WD: 1941|
|U.S. Open:||Won: 1913|
|The Open Championship:||T56: 1914|
|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.
He taught himself the game using borrowed clubs and golf balls found on the course.
At the young age of 20, he competed in the 1913 U.S. Open.
He was married to Stella Sullivan from 1918 until his death.
His legacy lives on through the annual Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf; in 1997, it was given to Arnold Palmer.
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