George Sargent (golfer)

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George Sargent
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Born 1882
Dorking, England
Died 6 June 1962
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 3
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament T50: 1934
U.S. Open Won: 1909
The Open Championship 32nd: 1901
PGA Championship T33: 1922

George Sargent (1882 – 6 June 1962) was an English professional golfer.

Sargent was born in Dorking in Surrey, and began his golf career at age twelve at Epsom Downs Golf Club in his home county. In 1900 he finished fourth at The Open Championship. Soon afterwards he moved to Canada, where he served as a professional at Royal Ottawa Golf Club and finished second in the 1908 Canadian Open.

Sargent won the 1909 U.S. Open at Englewood Golf Club in New Jersey. He set a new 72 hole scoring record for the tournament of 290. He played in sixteen U.S. Opens in total, and finished in the top-10 six times. He also won the 1912 Canadian Open and the 1918 Minnesota State Open.

Sargent became a member of the Professional Golfers' Association of America at its inception in 1916, and served as president for five years. He is credited with introducing the use of motion pictures to study the golf swing. He was head professional at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio from 1912 to 1924, at Interlachen Country Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1924 to 1928, at the Chevy Chase Club from 1928 to 1932, and at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1932 until his retirement fifteen years later. He is a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, as are his sons Harold and Jack.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1909 U.S. Open 2 shot deficit +2 (75-72-72-71=290) 4 strokes United States Tom McNamara

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1
The Open Championship 32 CUT WD DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open T16 T7 6 T21 T3 T10 T4 NT NT T29
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP NT NT DNP
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T38 WD DNP T29 43 DNP DNP T44 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T50 62 WD WD DNP DNP
U.S. Open WD DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament WD DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP WD NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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