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Encyclopedia > Lew Worsham
Lew Worsham on the cover of the July 1947 issue of Golfing magazine.
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Lew Worsham on the cover of the July 1947 issue of Golfing magazine.

Lew Worsham (born 1917, died 19 October 1990) was an American golfer from Newport News, Virginia. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 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. ... Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ...


In 1947 he won the U.S. Open by defeating Sam Snead in a playoff. This was the first U.S. Open to be televised locally and the winner's prize was $2,000. In 1953 he topped the PGA Tour money list with winnings of US$34,002. That same year he won the first golf tournament to be broadcast nationally in the United States, the Tam O'Shanter World Championship which was televised by ABC. The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Worsham made his only Ryder Cup appearance in 1947, winning both of his matches. 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. ...


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Addenda pages 274-287 (4008 words)
Pam Heaton, 2001, a descendant of Willie Mae Worsham (daughter of William H. Worsham page 289, 1.5.4.1.4.2.1B.1), has a letter given to her by her father-in-law that was written by a Sallie A. Worsham from Republican Grove, VA dated Mar 29, 1905.
Lew Worsham's most notable victory was his triumph over Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff for the U.S. Open in 1947.
Worsham and Scheer were crushed in a crash that night when their Buick flipped into a rocky creek bed on the way home.
USGA's 'Everything-Man' Miller Dies At 85 | United States Golf Association (881 words)
Lew Worsham and Sam Snead were both less than 3 feet from the hole.
At the famous 1947 U.S. Open, the one in which Sam Snead lost a playoff to Lew Worsham at St. Louis Country Club in Clayton, Mo., it was Miller who came out to the 18th hole and did the measurement on which player was away.
Worsham then asked the USGA official in the group, Isaac Grainger, to measure who was away.
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