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Encyclopedia > Henry Picard

Henry Gilford Picard (born November 28, 1906 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, died April 30, 1997) was an American golfer. He was a leading player on the PGA Tour in the 1930s and won two major championships, the 1938 Masters Tournament and the 1939 PGA Championship. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in April 2006 and will be inducted in October. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Plymouth is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... // 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, being played in August. ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1932 (1) Mid-South Open (tie with Al Watrous and Al Houghton)
  • 1934 (1) North and South Open
  • 1935 (5) Agua Caliente Open, Tournament of the Gardens Open, Altanta Open, Metropolitan Open, Inverness Invitational Four-Ball (with Johnny Revolta)
  • 1936 (3) Tournament of the Gardens Open, North and South Open, Hershey Open
  • 1937 (4) Tournament of the Gardens Open, Hershey Open, St. Augustine Pro-Amateur, International Four-Ball (with Johnny Revolta)
  • 1938 (2) Pasadena Open, The Masters
  • 1939 (6) New Orleans Open, Thomasville Open, Metropolitan Open, Scranton Open, PGA Championship, Inverness International Four-Ball (with Johnny Revolta)
  • 1941 (2) New Orleans Open, Harlingen Open-Texas
  • 1945 (1) Miami Open

(missing one win?) The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... // 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, being played in August. ...


Major championships are shown in bold. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


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Picard's call to Hall is late but justified - The Boston Globe (929 words)
Picard, the onetime PGA Tour great -- a Plymouth native who left home in 1923 at age 17 to pursue his dream of a golf career -- was one of two players elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the other being three-time major winner Larry Nelson, 58.
In a career that began when Bobby Jones was at the pinnacle of his greatness, Picard won 26 times on the PGA Tour, the highlight being his two majors, the 1938 Masters and his 1939 conquest of Byron Nelson in the final match of the PGA Championship.
Picard said at the time that it didn't rank much more important than the North and South Open (he won that twice), and was only a notch or two higher than the Carolinas Open (he won that seven times).
Annie Hart Herrmann (860 words)
Picard never makes mention of what would be best for him, but instead is always thinking about his crew and what is in their best interest.
Picard and Henry are good leaders because they continue to look past their own wants and onto their troops needs.
Picard is able to clearly see the King's internal struggle with allowing himself to get close to his men while not weakening his position as their leader.
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