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Encyclopedia > Bobby Cruickshank

Bobby Cruickshank (November 16, 1894 _ August 27, 1975) was a prominent golf player on the PGA circuit from the early 1920s to the early 1930s. Of Scottish birth, he first rose to prominence in reaching the finals of the 1922 and 1923 PGA Championship, losing both times to eventual champion Gene Sarazen. Also was runner_up in the 1923 and 1932 U.S. Open, and won 20 tour events in his career. His greatest year was 1927, when he won the Los Angeles and Texas Opens and finished as the leading money winner for the year. He last won on tour in 1935.

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Cruickshank took a 1-iron and hit a career shot over the water guarding the front of the green, the ball flying on a line right at the hole and coming to rest 6 feet from it.
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Cruickshank hit a bad drive, some described it as a half top down the left side of the fairway, so poor in fact that he had no chance of reaching the green with his second shot, especially since it was guarded in front by a water hazard.
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