Tommy Armour (Golfer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Tommy Armour

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
Turned professional: 1924
Former tour(s): PGA Tour
Professional wins: 27
PGA Tour: 25
Other: 2
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.

Before Fame

He served in the army during World War I where he lost his sight temporarily to a mustard gas attack.

Achievement

He set a long-standing record for the highest recorded score on one hole, in which he shot a 23 on a par 5.

Family Life

He moved to New York to pursue golf and start a life soon after he returned from WWI.

Associations

As great as a golfer as Tommy was, his career took a back seat to the accomplishments of Bobby Jones.

Information related to Tommy Armour

  • Royal Tank Regiment soldiers
  • Burials at Ferncliff Cemetery
  • Royal Tank Regiment officers
  • World Golf Hall of Fame inductees
  • People educated at Fettes College
  • Winners of men’s major golf championships
  • Scottish male golfers
  • Golf writers and broadcasters
  • Scottish emigrants to the United States

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Latest information about Tommy Armour updated on September 10, 2020.


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