|Full name||Lyman Loren Quick|
March 19, 1909|
|Died||December 23, 1979(aged 70)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T27: 1952|
|U.S. Open||T8: 1948|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Quick was born in Centralia, Illinois, but lived most of his life in southern California in places like Inglewood and Los Angeles. He served as a combat Marine in World War II. His best year as an amateur was 1946 when he won the U.S. Amateur Public Links and was runner-up at the U.S. Amateur after missing a putt from 2 1⁄2 feet at Baltusrol's Lower Course giving Ted Bishop the championship. Quick played on the 1947 Walker Cup team and turned professional in 1948.
As a pro, Quick never lived up to the potential he showed as an amateur; the closest he came to winning on the PGA Tour was when he tied for first with Jack Burke, Jr., Sam Snead and Dave Douglas at the 1950 Bing Crosby Pro-Am.
In his later years, he made a living gambling on the golf course with people like Titanic Thompson. Quick hustled boxing great Joe Louis out of a quarter million dollars — enough to buy an apartment in Los Angeles and a fleet of fast cars.
- 1940 Southern California Golf Association Championship
- 1943 Southern California Golf Association Championship
- 1946 U.S. Amateur Public Links
- 1947 Mexican Amateur
PGA Tour (1)
Results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T26 LA||CUT|
|The Amateur Championship||DNP||R128|
LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Yellow background for top-10
Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database
Source for 1947 Amateur Championship: The Glasgow Herald, May 28, 1947, pg. 6.
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1947 (winners)
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- McGowan, Jack (September 29, 2007). "Boxing: Money burned a hole in sucker Joe's pocket". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
- "Major National Championships Conducted at Baltusrol – 1946 Men's U.S. Amateur". Tillinghast.net. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
- Lerner, Rich (November 12, 2007). "The Brown Bomber's Green Legacy". The Golf Channel. Retrieved 2007-12-22.