Thomasville Open (PGA Tour)

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Thomasville Open
Tournament information
Location Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
Established 1936
Course(s) Glen Arven County Club
Par 72
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $3,000
Final year 1941
Tournament record score
Aggregate 280 Byron Nelson (1938) (72-hole)
203 Lloyd Mangrum (1940) (54-hole)
To par −8 Byron Nelson (1938) (72-hole)
−13 Lloyd Mangrum (1940) (54-hole)
Final champion
Flag of the United States.svg Harold "Jug" McSpaden

The Thomasville Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1936 to 1941. It was held at the Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville, Georgia. The purse each year was $3,000 with a winner's share of $700. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] From 1936 to 1938 it was a 72-hole event [7] [2] [3] and from 1939 to 1941 it was a 54-hole tournament. [4] [5] [6]

Golf sport in which players attempt to hit a ball with a club into a goal using a minimum number of shots

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

PGA Tour golf tour in the United States

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Thomasville, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Thomasville is the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, United States. The city is the second largest in southwest Georgia after Albany.



Year Date Winner Country Score To par Ref
1941 Feb 23 Harold "Jug" McSpaden Flag of the United States.svg  United States 207 −9 [6]
1940 Mar 11 Lloyd Mangrum Flag of the United States.svg  United States 203 −13 [5]
1939 Feb 26 Henry Picard Flag of the United States.svg  United States 211 −5 [4]
1938 Feb 27 Byron Nelson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 280 −8 [3]
1937 Feb 22 Dick Metz Flag of the United States.svg  United States 284 −4 [2] [8]
1936 Feb 16 Johnny Revolta Flag of the United States.svg  United States 283 −5 [1] [7]

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