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Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. A Texan, he was known for and smooth swing and his relaxed demeanour on the course. Jump to: navigation, search August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Trenton is a city located in Fannin County, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None Area 696,241 km² (2nd)  - Land 678,907 km²  - Water 17,333 km² (2. ...


Mangrum became a professional golfer at fifteen, working as an assistant to his brother Ray, the head professional at Cliff-Dale Country Club in Dallas. He joined the PGA Tour in 1937 and went on to win thirty-six events on the Tour. He might have won more if his career had not been interrupted by service in World War II. While training for the D-Day landings, Mangrum was offered the professional's job at the army's Fort Meade golf course, which would have kept him out of combat, but he declined. He won two Purple Hearts and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. His best years on tour came after the war. He lead the PGA Tour money list in 1951 and won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average on the tour in 1951 and 1953. Dallas redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... Fort George G. Meade, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the town of Laurel, Maryland, is a semi-active US Army installation. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in, or with, the U.S. military after April 5, 1917. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Ardennes Offensive, also known as Second Battle of the Ardennes and popularly known as the Battle of the Bulge, started in late December 1944 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. The German army had intended to... Jump to: navigation, search 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Mangrum's only major championship win came at the 1946 U.S. Open, though he was runner-up in four further majors and third in five more. He lost playoffs for the 1946 and 1950 U.S. Opens. In 1940 he shot a tournament record 64 in the opening round of The Masters Tournament, a record that stood for several decades until Nick Price shot a 63. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ...


Mangrum played for the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953. On the last occasion he was non-playing captain. He had a record of six wins two losses and no ties, including three wins, one loss and no ties in singles 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. ...


Mangrum died of a heart attack in 1973. It was the 12th he had suffered. Mangrum's reputation has been overshadowed by the other stars of his era such as Sam Snead and Byron Nelson. At the 1996 Masters, Nelson conducted a test. "I asked three young pros if they ever heard of Lloyd Mangrum, and they never had." Nelson commented, "Lloyd's the best player who's been forgotten since I've been playing golf." In 1998 Mangrum was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... John Byron Nelson, Jr. ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


International wins

  • 1946 Argentine Open
  • 1952 Philipine Open, Adelaide (Australia), Ampol (Australia)

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