Jim Foulis

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Jim Foulis
Personal information
Full name James Ronald Foulis
Born (1903-10-06)October 6, 1903
Illinois
Died April 12, 1969(1969-04-12) (aged 65)
Wickenburg, Arizona
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 11th: 1946
U.S. Open T16: 1940
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 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 DNP T38
PGA Championship DNP R32 DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T28 T37 DNP DNP DNP T37
U.S. Open 46 DNP DNP DNP T35 T32 DNP CUT T19 T25
PGA Championship DNP R16 DNP DNP R32 R64 DNP R16 QF R64
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T29 T29 T26 NT NT NT 11 52 DNP DNP
U.S. Open T16 T42 NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship R16 R32 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Note: Foulis never played in The Open Championship
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
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 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
  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.