Lewis Elmer Worsham, Jr. (October 5, 1917 – October 19, 1990) was an American professional golfer.
Worsham was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. In 1947, he won the U.S. Open by defeating Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff at the St. Louis Country Club in Clayton, Missouri after the two men had finished tied at 282 in regulation. This was the first U.S. Open to be televised locally and the winner's prize was $2,000. In July 1947, he appeared on the cover of Golfing magazine. In 1953, he topped the PGA Tour money list with winnings of US$34,002. That same year he won the first golf tournament to be broadcast nationally in the United States and golf's first $100,000 tournament, the Tam O'Shanter World Championship of Golf, in spectacular fashion. He holed out a wedge from 104 yards for an eagle-2 to win over Chandler Harper by one shot. The event was televised by ABC.
Worsham made his only Ryder Cup appearance in 1947, winning both of his matches. Like most golfers of his generation, he earned his living primarily as a club professional. His employer was the Oakmont Country Club outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died in Poquoson, Virginia at age 73.
Worsham was honored as the "Sportsperson of the Year" for 1953 by Pittsburgh's Dapper Dan Charities.
Professional wins (12)
PGA Tour wins (6)
Major championship is shown in bold.
Other wins (6)
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1 Defeated Snead in an 18-hole playoff - Worsham 69 (–2), Snead 70 (–1).
Note: Worsham never played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
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
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1946 U.S. Open – 1950 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1948 U.S. Open – 1949 Masters)
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Just how close was he to the Slam? He triple-bogeyed the 72nd hole when he thought he needed a birdie to win in 1939, and in 1947 he missed a 30-inch putt to lose in a playoff to Lew Worsham. Snead's final major win was the 1954 Masters, where he beat ...
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I'm always surprised how many guys who win the West Penn Open know that four U.S. Open champions have their names on the trophy--Arnold Palmer, Lew Worsham, Sam Parks and Ed Furgol--plus Jock Hutchison, who won a British Open and a PGA.
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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:41:23 -0800
Lew Worsham defeated Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1947 U.S. Open. It was Worsham's only major, and Snead once again was denied in the only major championship he failed to win during his career. This was the second of Worsham's six ...
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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:19:36 -0700
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