1952: Sam Snead won the Tam O’Shanter Open with a final round of 65


Snead wins the Tam O’Shanter in 52′

On this day, In 1952 Slammin’ Sam Snead won the Tam O’Shanter also known as the All-American Classic played at the Tam O’Shanter Country Club.  Snead shot a 32,33 seven under par, 65 during the final round for the win.  In fact, Snead only needed 11 strokes to get through the first four holes.  Opening up the final day he carded an eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie in succession.  Even more impressive, it was all during a torrential downpour that lasted most of the round.

Tommy Bolt, the 54 hole leader was dismantled by the weather and finished with a final round of 74, sinking him to second place…eight strokes behind the winner.  Dr. Cary Middlecoff, the leading money winner of 1952, shared 3rd place with Wally Ulrich and Jack Burke Jr.

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In other news, George S. May… the tournament director collapsed during the final round with reports of an “insulin shock”.  Amateur Frank Stranahan won his 5th straight low amateur title at the All-American Classic by shooting a closing round of 74.

Josh Morris

Josh Morris is the Editor of Golf History Today. A proud USGA Volunteer and golf enthusiast. In his free time he enjoys being a weekend caddie as well as playing as much as he can.

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