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 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.
Lew Worsham wins the US Open by defeating Sam Snead in a playoff, St Louis, Misso...HD Stock Footage
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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...
Golf Pro Swings of the 50´s
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Keep Em in the Fairway 1953 ft. Ben Hogan, Sam Sneed, and more greats.
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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.
Ramp for Cheryl 2
A team of professionals from Bond Brothers Construction based out of Everett, MA construct a ramp for the use of Cheryl Peach - wife of John Peach, a support...
A tribute through pictures of my late wife, Camille, who passed away March 2, 2009 due to Lou Gehrig's disease. This is my first upload to Youtube.
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...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:09:55 -0700
Runner up: Lew Worsham. 1947: Vic Ghezzi (286). Runner up: Frank Stranahan. 1946: Sam Snead (270). Runner up: Herman Keiser. 1945: Byron Nelson (271). Runner up: Sam Byrd. 1944: Not Held due to World War II. Runner up: 1943: Not Held due to ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:18:03 -0700
Through the 2014 PGA Championship. Player, Masters, U.S., British, PGA, Total. Jack Nicklaus, 6, 4, 3, 5, 18. Tiger Woods, 4, 3, 3, 4, 14. Walter Hagen, -, 2, 4, 5, 11. Ben Hogan, 2, 4, 1, 2, 9. Gary Player, 3, 1, 3, 2, 9. Tom Watson, 2, 1, 5, -, 8 ...
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This dropped the eventual title into the hands of the unheralded Clayton Heafner, who won a 21-hole playoff with Lew Worsham the next day. The Rural Golfer team channeled Hogan's lost hole by getting lost trying to find the Jacksonville Beach Country ...
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