Thomasville Open (PGA Tour)

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Thomasville Open
Tournament information
Location Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
Established 1936
Course(s) Glen Arven County Club
Par 72
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $3,000
Final year 1941
Tournament record score
Aggregate 280 Byron Nelson (1938) (72-hole)
203 Lloyd Mangrum (1940) (54-hole)
To par −8 Byron Nelson (1938) (72-hole)
−13 Lloyd Mangrum (1940) (54-hole)
Final champion
United States Harold "Jug" McSpaden

The Thomasville Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1936 to 1941. It was held at the Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville, Georgia. The purse each year was $3,000 with a winner's share of $700.[1][2][3][4][5][6] From 1936 to 1938 it was a 72-hole event[7][2][3] and from 1939 to 1941 it was a 54-hole tournament.[4][5][6]

Winners[edit]

Year Date Winner Country Score To par Ref
1941 Feb 23 Harold "Jug" McSpaden  United States 207 −9 [6]
1940 Mar 11 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 203 −13 [5]
1939 Feb 26 Henry Picard  United States 211 −5 [4]
1938 Feb 27 Byron Nelson  United States 280 −8 [3]
1937 Feb 22 Dick Metz  United States 284 −4 [2][8]
1936 Feb 16 Johnny Revolta  United States 283 −5 [1][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Revolta to Play". The Milwaukee Journal. Wisconsin. February 2, 1936. p. Sports-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Moshier, Jeff (February 22, 1937). "Golfing Caravan Heads for City". The Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Florida. p. 5-A. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nelson Takes Cash In Thomasville Open". Prescott Evening Courier. Arizona. Associated Press. February 28, 1938. p. 5. 
  4. ^ a b c "Picard Wins Coin In Thomasville Tourney". The Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. February 27, 1939. p. 7. 
  5. ^ a b c "13 Under Par Wins Tourney". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania. United Press. March 12, 1940. p. 20. 
  6. ^ a b c "McSpaden Takes Georgia Open". The Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. February 24, 1941. p. 7. 
  7. ^ a b "Revolta Wins First Prize In Golf". The Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. February 17, 1936. 
  8. ^ "Dick Metz Beats Dudley in Playoff". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania. United Press. February 23, 1937. p. 30.