Thomas Dickson Armour was a Scottish-American professional golfer. He was nicknamed The Silver Scot. He was the winner of three of golf’s major championships: 1927 U.S. Open, 1930 PGA, and 1931 Open Championship.
|Full name:||Thomas Dickson Armour|
|Nickname:||The Silver Scot|
|Born:||September 24, 1896, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Died:||September 11, 1968, Larchmont, New York|
|College:||Fettes College, University of Edinburgh|
|Former tour(s):||PGA Tour|
|Masters Tournament:||T8: 1937|
|U.S. Open:||Won: 1927|
|The Open Championship:||Won: 1931|
|PGA Championship:||Won: 1930|
|U.S. Amateur:||T5: 1920|
|British Amateur:||T33: 1920, 1921|
|World Golf Hall of Fame:||1976 (member page)|
About Tommy Armour
Nicknamed the Silver Scot, he won 27 PGA Tour Events, including 3 majors: the 1927 U.S. Open, the 1931 Open Championship and the 1930 PGA Championship.
He served in the army during World War I where he lost his sight temporarily to a mustard gas attack.
He set a long-standing record for the highest recorded score on one hole, in which he shot a 23 on a par 5.
He moved to New York to pursue golf and start a life soon after he returned from WWI.
As great as a golfer as Tommy was, his career took a back seat to the accomplishments of Bobby Jones.
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