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Louis Krebs "Lou" Graham (born January 7, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American professional golfer who has participated in and won numerous golf tournaments including the 1975 U.S. Open. Most of his wins were in the 1970s. January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Music City Official website: http://www. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... 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. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Lou Graham started playing golf when he was seven years old. He attended Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee, where he played on the schools golf team for three years. Later, Graham was drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the Army, Graham served as a member of the Old Guard – Company E of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment – the ceremonial Honor Guard that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. During his Army career, he made the Army golf team that won the Inter-Service championship in 1961. Graham joined the PGA Tour in September 1964. His first win was at the Minnesota Golf Classic at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1967 during his third full year on the tour. Graham won again in 1972 at the Liggett and Myers Open, followed by the U.S. Open in 1975. Graham had only three wins in fifteen years, and then in 1979, he won three more times in the space of eleven weeks. For this achievement, he won Golf Digest's 1979 Comeback of the Year award. [1] The University of Memphis was founded in Memphis, TN in 1912 as the West Tennessee Normal School. ... Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City Official website: http://www. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The 3d United States Infantry Regiment (3d US INF), is a unit of the United States Army. ... In a number of wars, huge numbers of soldiers died without their remains being identified. ... Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lees home. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Hazeltine National Golf Club is a golf course located in Chaska, Minnesotas Carver County. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Graham played on three Ryder Cup teams (1973, 1975, 1977), and was a member of the victorious 1975 World Cup Team. He was inducted as a charter member of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 1992. During his career, he won over $1.4 million on the PGA Tour and over $600,000 in Senior Tour career earnings. [2] 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. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Graham's greatest success in Majors has been at the U.S. Open. He won in 1975 at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois beating John Mahaffey by two strokes in a playoff. In 1977, he finished 2nd – losing by one stroke to Hubert Green at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also had a previous T-3 finish at the Open in 1974. [3] On the Senior Tour (now known as the Champions Tour), his best finish was a T-3 at the AT&T Championship in 1990. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual 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. ... Medinah Country Club is a country club in Medinah, Illinois. ... Medinah is an unincorporated community in DuPage County, Illinois situated between the villages of Roselle, Illinois and Itasca, Illinois. ... // Hubert M. Green (born December 28, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Southern Hills Country Club is a prestigious private golf and country club in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the United States. ... Nickname: Where the South Meets the West Official website: www. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... This article is about the year. ...


PGA Tour Wins

  • 1967 (1) Minnesota Golf Classic
  • 1972 (1) Liggett and Meyers Open
  • 1975 (1) U.S. Open
  • 1979 (3) Valero Texas Open, IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic, CVS Charity Classic

Major Championship is shown in bold. The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other regular career wins

The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Johnny Miller (born on April 29, 1947) is an American former PGA Tour golfer who was born in San Francisco. ...

References

  1. ^ Lou Graham - Golf House Tennessee
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Golfstats from Golfonline

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

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