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Encyclopedia > Sam Parks, Jr

Samuel McLaughlin Parks, Jr. (June 23, 1909April 7, 1997) was an American golfer best known for winning the 1935 U.S. Open. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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. ...


He played in 18 Master Tournaments, 14 U.S. Opens and 12 PGA tournaments. Parks, who was born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh, used his knowledge of the nearby Oakmont Country Club to win in June 1935. Although a comparatively recent convert from college and amateur ranks and little-known nationally, Parks, the professional at the nearby South Hills Country Club, was the only player to negotiate Oakmont's furrowed bunkers and shaved greens in less than 300. After winning the U.S. Open, Parks played for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, matched against Alf Perry (the reigning British Open champion), the first time the U.S. Open champion would play the British Open Champion of the same year in the Ryder Cup Match. During that event, at the 36th hole, Parks, Jr. made a 30-foot putt birdie to win the hole and tie the match so that both he the British champ remained undefeated in Ryder Cup play. Bellevue is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Oakmont Country Club is a prestigious country club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania just outside Pittsburgh. ... 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. ... Alf Perry was an English golfer. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ...


He died in Clearwater, Florida. 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2004)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,606 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website...


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