Horton Smith

Horton Smith

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WD = Withdrew
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*Served as the club pro at Detroit Golf Club (Detroit, Michigan) for several years following his professional career.
*Rated as the finest chipper and putter of his era by Byron Nelson. Co-author of a 1961 book, "The Secret of Holing Puts".
*Smith was the last man to defeat Bobby Jones before Jones retired in 1930.
*According to the World Golf Hall of Fame Smith was the first man to use a sand wedge, although the concave wedge he invented was later banned by the USGA and superseded by a style introduced by Gene Sarazen.
*Smith was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1990.
*President of the Professional Golfers' Association of America 1952-1954
*In 1962, he was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.
*The PGA of America annually grants the "Horton Smith Award" to a PGA professional who has made "outstanding and continuing contributions to PGA education."
*Has a golf course named after him in his birthplace city of Springfield, Missouri.

ee also

*Golfers with most PGA Tour wins
*Most PGA Tour wins in a year


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