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Encyclopedia > Jim Turnesa

James R. Turnesa (December 9, 1912August 27, 1971) was one of seven famous golfing brothers; Phil (1896-1897), Frank (1898-1949), Joe (1901-1991), Mike (1907-2000), Doug (1909-1972), Jim (1912-1971), and Willie (1914-2001). All but Willie turned professional and Jim was the only one to win a major championship, the 1952 PGA Championship, beating Chick Harbert 1-up in the match-play final. He had previously lost to Sam Snead in the 1942 PGA Championship final. In 1948, he held the record for low score (280) in the U.S. Open for about an hour. Ben Hogan (276) and Jimmy Demaret (278) finished later, erasing his record, and he finished third. He won one other PGA Tour event, the 1951 Reading Open. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Golfer after swing. ... Joseph R. Turnesa (January 31, 1901 – July 15, 1991) was one of seven famous golfing brothers; Phil (1896-1897), Frank (1898-1949), Joe (1901-1991), Mike (1907-2000), Doug (1909-1972), Jim (1912-1971), and Willie (1914-2001). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 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... Melvin R. Harbert (born February 20, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio; died September 1, 1992 in Ocala, Florida) was an American golfer. ... Samuel Jackson (Sam) Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... 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. ... Ben Hogan on the cover of the DVD Ben Hogan: The Golf Swing (2003). ... Jimmy Demaret (May 24, 1910 - December 28, 1983) was a professional golfer. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


Turnesa played on the 1953 Ryder Cup team. 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. ...


He was born in New York, New York and died in Elmsford, New York of lung cancer. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Elmsford is a village located in Westchester County, New York. ... Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours. ...


Results in major championships

Tournament 1937 1938 1939
The Masters DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T50 CUT T32
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Masters DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT T37 T52 DNP T4
U.S. Open CUT T33 NT NT NT NT DNP T39 3 T4
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP 2 NT DNP T9 T5 T9 T33 T9
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters T46 DNP DNP T27 T60 48 T22 CUT T35 CUT
U.S. Open T38 DNP DNP T17 T33 DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T17 1 T17 T33 DNP T9 T65 CUT T38
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters T39 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T46 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T32 CUT CUT CUT T62 CUT CUT DNP CUT T76

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. 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...


 
 

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