|Full name||James A. Jamieson|
April 21, 1943 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T3: 1973|
|U.S. Open||T26: 1974|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T2: 1972|
Jamieson was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised in Moline, Illinois. He started playing golf at age 7 at Oakwood Country Club in Moline. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he was an All-American and a member of the 1963 NCAA Championship golf team. Jamieson served in Vietnam before turning pro in 1968 and joining the PGA Tour in 1970.
Jamieson played in about 180 PGA Tour events from 1970–1978. His career year was 1972 when he won the Western Open and had eight other top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a T-5 at The Masters and a T-2 at the PGA Championship. He had four top-6 finishes in major championships between 1971–1973. Jamieson also played in the 1972 World Cup that was held in Melbourne, Australia.
Jamieson was forced to retire from the PGA Tour after he fell and broke his hand at a hotel in Phoenix in 1977. After the injury, he became the head club pro at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a position once held by Sam Snead. He also chaired the Ryder Cup when it was held at the Greenbrier in 1979. Other stints in Jamieson's career as a teaching and club pro have included lead instructor at the John Jacobs Golf School, head pro at The Pines Golf Club, head pro at the Pete Dye Golf Club, Director of Golf at Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and as operator of the Jim Jamieson School of Golf at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia. He also owned two golf courses for about 6 years.
Amateur wins (2)
- 1961 Waterloo Amateur
- 1967 Illinois State Amateur
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Jun 25, 1972||Western Open||−13 (68-67-67-69=271)||6 strokes||Labron Harris, Jr.|
Results in major championships
Note: Jamieson never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
U.S. national team appearances
- World Cup: 1972