On This Day

Ralph Guldahl

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the US Masters in 1939 and the US Open between 1937 and 1938.

Born: November 22, 1911
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: June 11, 1987 (aged 75)

Historical Events

  • 1933-06-10 US Open Men's Golf, North Shore CC: Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasts Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship
  • 1937-04-04 4th Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Byron Nelson wins first of his 5 major titles by 2 strokes ahead of Ralph Guldahl
  • 1937-06-12 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins first of his 2 consecutive US titles, 2 strokes ahead of Sam Snead
  • 1938-04-04 5th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Henry Picard wins his only Masters, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl
  • 1938-06-11 US Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins back-to-back Open titles, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Dick Metz
  • 1939-04-02 6th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ralph Guldahl wins his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Sam Snead

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