Ray Mangrum

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Ray Mangrum
Personal information
Full name Ray B. Mangrum
Born (1910-06-17)June 17, 1910
Texas
Died April 2, 1975(1975-04-02) (aged 64)
California
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T6: 1936
U.S. Open T4: 1935
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T9: 1938

Ray B. Mangrum (June 17, 1910 – April 2, 1975) was an American professional golfer and the older brother of a more famous golfer, Lloyd Mangrum.

Mangrum began his golf career in the 1920s as a club professional in Dallas, Texas,[1] eventually becoming the head professional at Cliff-Dale Country Club.[2] He and Lloyd moved from Texas to Los Angeles in the 1930s hoping that the move would raise their visibility and enhance their careers.[1] In Los Angeles in the 1940s, Mangrum mentored Ted Rhodes, a trailblazing African-American golfer.[3]

Mangrum won five[4] PGA Tour events in the 1930s and 1940s. His best finishes in major championships were T4 at the 1935 U.S. Open and T6 at the Masters.[5]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lloyd Mangrum". About.com: Golf. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Lloyd Mangrum". Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Glenn, Rhonda (February 6, 2007). "Paving the Rhodes For Other African-American Golfers". USGA. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  4. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Doubleday. p. 253. ISBN 0-385-26145-4. 
  5. ^ "Golf Major Championships".