|Full name||Thomas Daniel Creavy|
February 3, 1911|
Tuckahoe, New York
March 3, 1979 (aged 68)|
Delray Beach, Florida
|Turned professional||c. 1928|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T25: 1934|
|U.S. Open||T8: 1934|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||Won: 1931|
Born in Tuckahoe, New York, Creavy learned the game as a caddie at Siwanoy Country Club, and was the club professional at the Albany Country Club and Saratoga Spa. He won the PGA Championship at age 20 in 1931 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island, defeating Gene Sarazen 5 & 3 in the semifinals and Denny Shute 2 & 1 in the finals. Creavy played in 11 major championships, including the inaugural Masters in 1934. He had an outstanding short game, but his competitive playing career was hampered by recurring back problems and shortened by spinal meningitis in 1943.
Creavy died of a heart attack in 1979 at age 68 in Delray Beach, Florida.
|1931||PGA Championship||2 & 1||Denny Shute|
Note: Creavy never played in The Open Championship.
NYF = tournament not yet founded
DNQ = did not qualify for match play portion
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
- "Shute faces Creavy today". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. September 19, 1931. p. 7.
- "Creavy brings new style to paid brigade". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. United News. September 22, 1931. p. 12.
- King, Bill (September 20, 1931). "Tom Creavy, 20-year-old Albany pro, downs Denny Shute for P.G.A. title". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. p. C-2.
- "Tournament Info for: 1931 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
- Fields, Bill (August 10, 2011). "A forgotten champion's PGA triumph". Golf Digest. Retrieved May 6, 2013.