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)
||1 shot lead
|| Sam Snead
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)
Lew Worsham wins the US Open by defeating Sam Snead in a playoff, St Louis, Misso...HD Stock Footage
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Lew Worsham swing within the grid
Lew Worsham 1947 US Open Champion giving us a nice birds eye view of the hips in the swing www.bradleyhughesgolf.com.
1947 U.S. Open: Snead Recalls Tough Defeat
Sam Snead looked back on the memorable moment in his playoff against Lew Worsham in the 1947 U.S. Open at St. Louis Country Club, when the USGA's Ike Grainge...
Keep Em in the Fairway 1953 ft. Ben Hogan, Sam Sneed, and more greats.
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Creative License-Erin Brady Worsham.mpg
It's early morning. In a quiet corner of the kitchen, an artist releases her imagination from a body that holds her physically captive. A sequence of compute...
Charlie Worsham Grand Ole Opry Debut
This is a segment from TNN's (The Nashville Network) "Opry Backstage" show, filmed in 1998 just before my thirteenth birthday. Having won a Junior National B...
Living with Lew / Scene From Film
A young Hollywood writer/director uses humor and unfailing optimism to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and make his first film.
John Force Crew Leaps Into Action!
Bottom end expert and short block builder Lew Arrington listens intently as crew chief Austion Coil explains what changes he wants made prior to a run at the...
Stray Dawgs cover What I like about you
1-30-13 Show at Flossie's. Susan Molina sings, Jerry Fitch on drums, Susan Ivory Blue on keys, Steve Sallaz on Bass and Lew "Dawg" Cloninger on guitar. Floss...
MINOTAURO NOGUEIRA VS GARY GOODRIDGE BACKSTAGE FOOTAGE PRIDE 15 RAGING RUMBLE
Arturo "Thunder" Gatti "Baby" Joe Mesi Beast from the East (Nikolay Valuev) Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins "Big" George Foreman Bobby "No Dice" Chacon But...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:51:08 -0800
Runner up: Billy Maxwell, Johnny Palmer. 1954: *Ed Furgol (272). Runner up: Cary Middlecoff. 1953: Lloyd Mangrum (272). Runner up: Johnny Bulla, Ted Kroll, Bo Winiger. 1952: Lloyd Mangrum (274). Runner up: E.J. Harrison. 1951: Lew Worsham (272).
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:37:30 -0800
Or Sammy Snead, who enjoyed a two-shot lead in the 1947 US Open with three to play, missing a three-foot putt on the last to allow an unknown Lew Worsham to win. 'Slammin' Sammy never won a US Open. And McIlroy, who went so close in Abu Dhabi ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700
"I have known Bob since his days on Lew Worsham's fine staff at Oakmont Country Club and through the many years since then that he has served Oakmont and more recently Seminole as their head professional. He has a wonderful, warm, low-key ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:03:25 -0800
“I played with (two-time U.S. Open runner-up) Bobby Cruickshank, (1954 U.S. Open champion) Ed Furgol, (1947 U.S. Open champion) Lew Worsham,” Andreone said. Golf became his vocation after he made caddying his teaching apprenticeship. “I wanted ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:37:30 -0700
Hagen exacted partial revenge in the next tournament, in 1931, when he and his partner Densmore Shute hammered Duncan and Arthur Havers 10 and 9 in their foursome, a record margin equalled by America's Ed Oliver and Lew Worsham over Henry ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:10:48 -0800
In my seventy-five years of playing this grand old game of golf I have teed it up many times in tournaments. Looking back, the biggest thrill and, by far the most memorable tournament, I have ever had the honor to tee it up in was the Tony Lema ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:26:22 -0700
1953: Lloyd Mangrum. 1952: Lloyd Mangrum. 1951: Lew Worsham. 1950: Jimmy Demaret. 1949: Jimmy Demaret. 1948: Bobby Locke. 1947: Ben Hogan. 1946: Ben Hogan. 1945: Byron Nelson. 1944: Harold McSpaden. 1940: Ed Oliver. 1939: Byron Nelson.
PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700
He was hired as an assistant at Oakmont in 1975 and four years later took over the head pro position after his mentor, Lew Worsham, retired. He has remained at Oakmont for the duration of his career and took on the additional role of head pro at ...
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