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Tommy Armour (September 24, 1894 in Edinburgh, Scotland - September 12, 1968) was a British-born professional golfer. He was nicknamed the "Silver Scot". September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ...


During his service in the World War I he rose from a private to Staff Major in the Tank Corps. His conduct earned him an audience with George V. However, he lost his sight to a mustard gas explosion and surgeons had to add a metal plate to his head and left arm. During his convalescence, he regained the sight of his right eye and took to golfing. World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... The Tank Corps is either: The original name of the Royal Tank Regiment of the British Army The United States Tank Corps (see Tank history) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... His Majesty King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert Windsor, formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House of Windsor in 1917. ... Chemical Structure of Mustard Gas Compound Mustard gas (HD) is a chemical compound that was first used as a chemical weapon in World War I. In pure form, it is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid at room temperature and causes blistering of the skin. ...


Armour won the French Amateur tournament in 1920. He moved to USA and met Walter Hagen, who gave him a job as secretary of the Westchester-Biltmore Club. He became a U.S citizen at this time. In 1924 Armour became a professional golfer. Walter Hagen (born Rochester, New York 1892; died 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ...


Armour won the 1927 US Open, 1930 PGA Championship, and the 1931 British Open. His 1930 campaign was overshadowed by Bobby Jones' Grand Slam, and Armour seems to have been overlooked. 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... // 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, being played in August. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Bobby Jones can refer to different people: Bobby Jones: a golf player Bobby J. Jones: a baseball player Bobby M. Jones: a baseball player Bobby Jones: a basketball player Bobby Jones: a gospel singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the...


Armour retired from major competitions after 1935 and begun to teach at the Boca Raton Club in Florida, with $50 a lesson. His pupils included Didrikson Zaharias and Lawson Little. He watched the pupil to hit 20 balls, gave a sharp analysis and made him hit 20 more, with more analysis.


During World War II, Armour played in exhibitions for USO and Red Cross. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ... Somebody please clean this up. ...


Armour cowrote a book How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time (1952) with Herb Graffis. It became a best seller and for many years was the biggest-selling book ever authored on golf. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Following his passing in 1968, Tommy Armour was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Some modern golf equipment is still marketed in his name. Founded in 1903, the non-sectarian Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum is located on Secor Road in the hamlet of Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, about 25 miles north of New York City. ... Hartsdale is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. ...


See also

Golfers with most PGA Tour wins This is a list of all the golfers who have won twenty or more official events on the PGA TOUR. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold. ...


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Tommy Armour at AllExperts (350 words)
Tommy Armour (September 24, 1894 in Edinburgh, Scotland - September 12, 1968) was a British-born professional golfer.
Armour retired from major competitions after 1935 and begun to teach at the Boca Raton Club in Florida, with $50 a lesson.
Following his passing in 1968, Tommy Armour was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
Tommy Armour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Thomas Dickson Armour (September 24, 1894 – September 12, 1968) was a Scottish-American professional golfer.
Armour died in Larchmont, New York and was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
He is succeeded by his grandson, Tommy Armour III, who is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and currently holds the record for the lowest total score on 72 holes (254), which he set while winning his second PGA Tour victory at the Valero Texas Open.
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