TOMMY ARMOUR 1933 - 1944
Tommy Armour was born in Scotland, and served in WWI; came to America and turned professional in 1924. In 1926, while in England for the British Open, he played with an American team in the "unofficial" first Ryder Cup match. A partial list of his wins includes: 1927 U.S. Open, 1929 Western Open, 1930 P.G.A. Championship, 1931 British Open, and in 1934, the third of his wins of the Canadian Open Championship. In addition to his colorful personality and wry sense of humor, he is remembered as one of Medinah’s finest instructors. Armour’s many students included Babe Didrikson and Lawson Little. He also shared his golf expertise and philosophy via newspaper articles and a book. During his time at Medinah, the club hosted the 1935 Second Medinah Open, 1937 Chicago Open, and the Western Open in 1939.