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Cary Middlecoff

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the US Open in 1949 and 1956 and the US Masters in 1955.

Born: January 6, 1921
Birthplace: Halls, Tennessee, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 1, 1998 (aged 77)

Historical Events

  • 1948-04-11 12th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Claude Harmon shoots a record-tying 279 (−9) to finish 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Cary Middlecoff
  • 1949-06-11 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Cary Middlecoff wins the first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of Clayton Heafner and Sam Snead
  • 1955-04-10 19th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Cary Middlecoff wins by a record 7 strokes ahead of Ben Hogan
  • 1955-07-26 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Meadowbrook CC: Doug Ford scores a 4 & 3 win over Cary Middlecoff in the Tuesday final; first of 2 majors (Masters 1957)
  • 1956-06-16 US Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan
  • 1957-06-15 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Dick Mayer defeats defending champion Cary Middlecoff by 7 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
  • 1959-04-05 23rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Art Wall Jr wins by 1 stroke from Cary Middlecoff for his only PGA Tour major victory

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