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|
|Born:||March 18, 1890, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland|
|Died:||August 31, 1949, Glendale, California|
|Spouse:||Louise A. Cahill|
|Former tour(s):||PGA Tour|
|PGA Tour:||25 (tied 22nd all-time)|
|Masters Tournament:||T7: 1934|
|U.S. Open:||2nd: 1930|
|The Open Championship:||2nd/T2: 1930, 1932|
|PGA Hall of Fame:||1954|
About Macdonald Smith
Scottish-born golfer who was one of the best players to never win a major championship.
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.
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.
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