Thomas Henry Bolt was an American professional golfer. He did not join the PGA Tour until he was in his thirties, but he went on to win 15 PGA Tour titles, including the 1958 U.S. Open. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1955 and 1957.
|Full name:||Thomas Henry Bolt|
|Nickname:||Thunder, Terrible Tommy|
|Born:||March 31, 1916, Haworth, Oklahoma|
|Died:||August 30, 2008, Cherokee Village, Arkansas|
|Former tour(s):||PGA Tour|
|Masters Tournament:||T3: 1952|
|U.S. Open:||Won: 1958|
|The Open Championship:||DNP|
|PGA Championship:||3rd/T3: 1954, 1955, 1971|
|World Golf Hall of Fame:||2002 (member page)|
About Tommy Bolt
Terrible Tommy was known for losing his temper on the golf course, but proved instrumental in founding the Champions Tour.
He learned the game by caddying on Rome, Italy’s courses while serving in the Army in World War II.
He didn’t start playing on the PGA Tour until he was 34 years old.
He grew up in Haworth, Oklahoma.
He gave a young Arnold Palmer advice on throwing golf clubs: always throw them ahead, so you don’t waste energy walking to retrieve them.
Information related to Tommy Bolt
- Golfers from Oklahoma
- World Golf Hall of Fame inductees
- Ryder Cup competitors for the United States
- Winners of men’s major golf championships
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