Henry Ransom

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Henry Ransom
Personal information
Full name Henry B. Ransom
Born (1911-02-25)February 25, 1911
Houston, Texas
Died December 21, 1987(1987-12-21) (aged 76)
Height 5 ft 10.25 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)[1]
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1933
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T21: 1957
U.S. Open T5: 1950
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1953, 1956

Henry B. Ransom (February 25, 1911 – December 21, 1987) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s.

Ransom was born in Houston, Texas.[1] He turned professional in 1933.[1] He won five PGA Tour events during his career, and was a member of the 1951 Ryder Cup team.[2] His best finishes in the major championships were a T-5 at the 1950 U.S. Open[3] 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.[4]

Ransom was forced off the tour in the late 1950s because of an allergy to grass.[2] 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.[5]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP WD DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP T13 NT NT NT NT T22 T29 DNP DNP
PGA Championship R64 DNP DNP R64 DNP NT DNP DNP R32 R32 R16 R32
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Masters Tournament DNP T25 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T21 CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T5 T16 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T28 T43 CUT
PGA Championship DNP R64 R64 QF R32 DNP QF R16 DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 4 12 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 2 4 8 12 12
Totals 0 0 0 3 5 14 28 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1941 U.S. Open – 1951 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 157–8. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Today in Golf History: February 25". Golfonline. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  4. ^ Davies, David (May 22, 2007). "Norman Von Nida". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Idylwild golf club". Retrieved 2007-11-17.