Bud Ward

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Bud Ward
Personal information
Full name Marvin Harvey Ward
Born (1913-05-01)May 1, 1913
Elma, Washington
Died January 2, 1968(1968-01-02) (aged 54)
San Mateo, California
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1949
Professional wins 15
Best results in major championships
(wins: 2)
Masters Tournament T21: 1940
U.S. Open 4th: 1939
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1939, 1941
British Amateur T5: 1947

Marvin Harvey "Bud" Ward (May 1, 1913 – January 2, 1968) was an American golfer best known for twice winning the U.S. Amateur, in 1939 and 1941.

Ward was born in Elma, Washington. He excelled as an amateur golfer, winning the U.S. Amateur twice, the Western Amateur three times and his home state Washington Amateur twice. He played on the Walker Cup team in 1938 and 1947. His best performance in a major came in 1939 U.S. Open when he finished one shot out of a playoff with Byron Nelson, Craig Wood, and Denny Shute.

Ward turned professional in 1949 and worked as a club pro until his death in 1968 from cancer. He died in San Mateo, California.

Ward was elected to the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1979,[1] the Pacific Northwest section of the PGA of America Hall of Fame in 1981,[2] and the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Major championships[edit]

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning Score Runner-up
1939 U.S. Amateur 7 & 5 United States Raymond Billows
1941 U.S. Amateur 4 & 3 United States Patrick Abbott

Results timeline[edit]

Amateur

Tournament 1936 1937 1938 1939
U.S. Amateur R256 SF R64 1
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP R128 DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
U.S. Amateur QF 1 NT NT NT NT R16 QF R16
The Amateur Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP QF DNP

Professional

Tournament 1938 1939
Masters Tournament T36 DNP
U.S. Open DNP 4 LA
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T21 DNP T28 LA NT NT NT DNP DNP T30 DNP
U.S. Open CUT T30 NT NT NT NT T26 LA 5 LA CUT WD
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
Masters Tournament DNP DNP WD DNP DNP T30 DNP T31 DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 39 DNP T17 T37

Note: Ward never played in The Open Championship or the PGA Championship.
LA = Low amateur
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database

Source for 1938 Amateur Championship: The Glasgow Herald, May 25, 1938, pg. 21.

Source for 1947 Amateur Championship: The Glasgow Herald, May 31, 1947, pg. 5.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]