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Thomas (Tommy) Armour


1895 - 1968

Golfer. Born in Edinburgh. Armour was a successful amateur golfer and, despite partially losing his sight during the First World War, he turned professional in 1924. He emigrated for the USA in 1925 and his first major victory came with the US Open (1927). Various other titles followed, including the British Open (1931).

Armour retired in 1935 but became a very successful teacher of the sport, co-authoring the best-selling book How to Play your Best Golf all the Time (1952). He was inducted as one of the first members of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.


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