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Ky Laffoon (December 23, 1908 – March 17, 1984) was an American professional 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 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 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.

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
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT4: 1946
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1937
U.S. OpenT5: 1936
The Open ChampionshipDNP

PGA Tour wins (10)Edit

Other winsEdit

this list is probably incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Masters Tournament NYF NYF T18 T28 T6 5 T27 T22 WD NT NT NT T4 T33 T35
U.S. Open CUT T26 T23 T28 T5 T20 CUT T9 DQ NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship R16 R16 R32 SF R32 R32 R64 R16 NT QF QF R16

Note: Laffoon never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 2 3 5 10 9
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 2 4 9 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 3 7 10 11 11
Totals 0 0 1 6 12 19 30 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1933 U.S. Open – 1938 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1935 PGA – 1936 U.S. Open)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zullo, Allan; Rodell, Chris (2008). Golf is a Funny Game. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-7407-7122-4.