Jim Foulis

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Jim Foulis
Personal information
Full nameJames Ronald Foulis
Born(1903-10-06)October 6, 1903
Illinois
DiedApril 12, 1969(1969-04-12) (aged 65)
Wickenburg, Arizona
Nationality United States
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament11th: 1946
U.S. OpenT16: 1940
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1938

James R. Foulis (October 6, 1903 – April 12, 1969) was an American professional golfer. He was the son of David Foulis and nephew of James Foulis, winner of the 1896 U.S. Open. His son David J. Foulis is a notable mathematician.[1]

Early life[edit]

James Foulis was born in Illinois on October 6, 1903, the son of David Foulis and Janet Foulis (née Fowler).

Golf career[edit]

Foulis won several tournaments, including four Illinois PGA Championships[2][3] and the 1933 St. Paul Open, two of which are considered PGA Tour wins.[4]

First Masters Tournament[edit]

He played in the first Masters Tournament in 1934, carding rounds of 78-74-76-72=300.[5]

Death[edit]

He died on April 12, 1969 in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Tournament wins[edit]

Note: This list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T31 T38
PGA Championship R32
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T28 T37 T37
U.S. Open 46 T35 T32 CUT T19 T25
PGA Championship R16 R32 R64 R16 QF R64
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T29 T29 T26 NT NT NT 11 52
U.S. Open T16 T42 NT NT NT NT CUT
PGA Championship R16 R32

Note: Foulis never played in The Open Championship

  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 8
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 9
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 4 7 9 9
Totals 0 0 0 1 4 11 28 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1938 U.S. Open – 1947 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "David James Foulis", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  2. ^ "Foulis brothers summoned by Macdonald to help lay foundation upon which golf was built in Chicago". Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  3. ^ The Foulis Brothers; Founding Fathers of Midwest Golf Archived 2011-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Doubleday. p. 254. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.
  5. ^ Kelley, Brent. "1934 Masters: Horton Smith is the First Champion". About.com. Retrieved July 14, 2015.