|Full name||Henry B. Ransom|
February 25, 1911|
|Died||December 21, 1987(aged 76)|
|Height||5 ft 10.25 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T21: 1957|
|U.S. Open||T5: 1950|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1953, 1956|
Ransom was born in Houston, Texas. He turned professional in 1933. He won five PGA Tour events during his career, and was a member of the 1951 Ryder Cup team. His best finishes in the major championships were a T-5 at the 1950 U.S. Open and at the 1953 and 1956 PGA Championships (lost in quarter-finals of match play).
At a tournament in Texas in 1948, Ransom was involved in a fist-fight with one of his playing partners, the diminutive, short-tempered Australian Norman Von Nida that resulted in police having to pull them apart.
Ransom was forced off the tour in the late 1950s because of an allergy to grass. After retiring as a tour player, he coached the Texas A&M University golf team from 1959 to 1973, winning six Southwest Conference titles. He was also a golf course architect; his designs included Idylwild Golf Club in Sour Lake, Texas.
PGA Tour wins (5)
- 1946 St. Paul Open
- 1949 Wilmington Open
- 1950 World Championship of Golf
- 1951 Inverness Invitational Four-Ball (with Roberto DeVicenzo)
- 1955 Rubber City Open
this list may be incomplete
Results in major championships
Note: Ransom never played in The Open Championship.
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
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1941 U.S. Open – 1951 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)
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- "Idylwild golf club". Retrieved 2007-11-17.
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