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Encyclopedia > Tommy Bolt

Tommy Bolt (born March 31, 1918 in Haworth, Oklahoma) is an American golfer. He served in the United States Army during World War II and afterwards worked as a club professional. He didn't join the PGA Tour until he was in his thirties, but he went on to win fifteen PGA Tour titles, including one major championship, the 1958 U.S. Open. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Haworth is a town located in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. ... 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. ... The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 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. ...


Bolt was a member of the United States Ryder Cup teams of 1955 and 1957. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


PGA Tour wins

Major championship is shown in bold. The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The FedEx St. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


External links

  • World Golf Hall of Fame profile

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Citrus: Tommy Bolt says U.S. Open in the major to win (662 words)
Bolt, 88, played in 17 Opens, winning in 1958 at famed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The native Oklahoman led after every round with 71-71-69-72 for a 3-over-par 283, and won by four over 22-year-old Gary Player.
Bolt, dubbed "Terrible Tommy" and "Thunder Bolt" by the press, is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he was under par only twice in 48 Open rounds.
BOLT: It's a combination of the narrow fairways and the high rough and the slick greens and the pressure of being the Open.
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