Ky Laffoon

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Ky Laffoon
Personal information
Born(1908-12-23)December 23, 1908
Zinc, Arkansas
DiedMarch 17, 1984(1984-03-17) (aged 75)
Springfield, Missouri
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1930
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour10
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT4: 1946
U.S. OpenT5: 1936
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1937
 
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Ky Laffoon
Personal information
Born(1908-12-23)December 23, 1908
Zinc, Arkansas
DiedMarch 17, 1984(1984-03-17) (aged 75)
Springfield, Missouri
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1930
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour10
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT4: 1946
U.S. OpenT5: 1936
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1937

Ky Laffoon (December 23, 1908 – March 17, 1984) was an American golfer. (Birthdate also stated as December 24, 1907.) He won 10 times on the PGA Tour, with four of the victories coming in 1934. He played on the 1935 Ryder Cup team. In 1939 his wife Irene Laffoon threatened to leave him if he could not control his temper on golf course. Next tournament after two rounds he came to 15th hole and his ball was buried in honeysuckle. After missing three shots he starting shouting cuss words that all the spectators could hear. His wife Irene Laffoon was one of the spectators and headed for the clubhouse after the outburst. Ky ran after her and pleaded that he wasn't cussing at his golf game, he just hates honeysuckle.[1] He was born in Zinc, Arkansas and died in Springfield, Missouri.

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PGA Tour wins (10)

Other wins

this list is probably incomplete

Results in major championships

Tournament19321933193419351936193719381939
The MastersNYFNYFT18T28T65T27T22
U.S. OpenCUTT26T23T28T5T20CUTT9
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNPR16R16R32SFR32R32
Tournament194019411942194319441945194619471948
The MastersWDDNPDNPNTNTNTT4T34T35
U.S. OpenDQDNPNTNTNTNTDNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipNTNTNTNTNTNTDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipR64DNPR16NTDNPQFDNPQFR16

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
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
Yellow background for top-10

See also

References

  1. ^ Golf is a Funny Game by, Allan Zullo and Chris Rodell

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