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Albert Andrew Watrous (1899December 3, 1983) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour in the early to mid-part of the Twentieth Century. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


Watrous played on the 1927 and 1929 Ryder Cup teams. He was the club pro at Oakland Hills CC (Michigan) for 37 years. He became a General Motors executive after his playing days were over. In 1979, he was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest automaker and has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1973 to honor and recognize outstanding American athletes, both amateur and professional, of Polish descent. ...

PGA Tour wins

The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... Henry Gilford Picard (born November 28, 1906 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, died April 30, 1997) was an American golfer. ... Tommy Armour (September 24, 1894 in Edinburgh, Scotland - September 12, 1968) was a British-born professional golfer. ...

Senior PGA Tour wins

The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...

Other wins

  • Six Michigan Opens (the last one in 1949)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open 32 37 T8 WD T13 WD T18 T41 T32
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2 DNP DNP T7
PGA Championship DNP T17 T33 T9 T17 T17 DNP T9 T3
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF T11 34 T29 7 T27 25
U.S. Open T17 T15 T35 T13 T14 T33 T32 CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T9 DNP T17 DNP T5 T3 DNP T17 DNP T9
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Masters T21 32 DNP NT NT NT T32 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT 52 NT NT NT NT T43 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T17 DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP T33 T33 DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T35 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T42 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T17 DNP DNP T33 DNP T33 DNP T33 DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10 The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major...


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Michigan Golfer Magazine: The Greens of Oakland Hills (1387 words)
No one knew better than Watrous, Oakland Hills' professional for 37 years and compatriot of Bobby Jones (Watrous was runner-up to Jones in the 1926 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes), Walter Hagen, Oakland Hills' first pro, and Ben Hogan, winner of the "Monster" 1951 Open at Oakland Hills.
Watrous, 60, has won the club seniors championship three times and been runner-up twice and has qualified for the United States Senior Amateur all five years he has been eligible.
Al Geiberger was third and Jim Dent and Lee Trevino tied for fourth.
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