Born on September 24, 1895 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in September 11, 1968, Tommy Armour is known as “The Silver Scot”. He had 25 Tour victories in all and 3 of which he gained titles in three major championships namely: The 1927 U.S. Open, 1930 PGA Championship; and the 1931 British Open. He became the third golfer after Walter Hagen and Jim Barnes to win these three titles.

Armour was a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. He is quoted by his famous saying “It is not solely the capacity to make great shots that makes champions, but the essential quality of making very few bad shots.” He was described by Ross Goodner as the greatest iron player, the greatest drinker, the greatest raconteur, and the most expensive teacher in golf. His death became not a reason to cut off his fame. It even went on for more than half of the century. He was able to maintain his Tommy Armours golf clubs, which over the years climaxed into becoming the most popular brand of clubs in his time.

Born Sep 24, 1894
Nationality Scotland Scotland

Armour set the trend of describing nervous afflictions in making short putts as “yips”. He believed that once you have the yips you will have them forever. He was already gaining popularity in the world of golf even while he was still an amateur player in Scotland. He won the French Amateur in 1920 and later went to America. He met Walter Hagen on his journey who later on helped him to secure a job at the Westchester-Biltmore Club. The experience made him to become the most popular and best teacher in the sports, on top of being a skilled player of his time.

Armour’s career in golf skyrocketed in 1927. He won the U.S. Open in an 18-hole playoff when he defeated Harry Cooper, known as the “Lighthouse”.

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