Macdonald Smith (Golfer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Macdonald Smith

Macdonald “Mac” Smith was one of the top professional golfers in the world from about 1910 into the mid-1930s. He was a member of a famous Scottish golfing family. Smith is regarded, based on his results, as one of the best golfers of all time who never won a major championship. He won 25 official events on the PGA Tour, and placed in the top ten of major championships a total of 17 times.

Full name: Macdonald S. Smith
Nickname: Mac
Born: March 18, 1890, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
Died: August 31, 1949, Glendale, California
Spouse: Louise A. Cahill
Turned professional: 1908
Former tour(s): PGA Tour
Professional wins: 29
PGA Tour: 25 (tied 22nd all-time)
Other: 4
Masters Tournament: T7: 1934
U.S. Open: 2nd: 1930
The Open Championship: 2nd/T2: 1930, 1932
PGA Championship: DNP
PGA Hall of Fame: 1954

About Macdonald Smith

Scottish-born golfer who was one of the best players to never win a major championship.

Before Fame

He learned golf practicing on the notoriously difficult Carnoustie Golf Links.


His swing was widely admired by fellow golfers; even Bing Crosby said it was the best he’d ever seen.

Family Life

His brother, Willie, won the U.S. Open in 1899, and another brother, Alex, won twice in 1906 and 1910.


His record for PGA Tour victories without a championship title was surpassed by Harry Cooper.

Information related to Macdonald Smith

  • Sportspeople from Glendale, California
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  • Scottish male golfers
  • Scottish emigrants to the United States

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