Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bobby Cruickshank

Robert Allan Cruickshank (16 November 1894 – 27 August 1975) was a prominent Scottish professional golfer on the PGA of America circuit from the early 1920s to the mid-1930s. He was born in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland. Cruickshank rose to prominence in reaching the semi-finals of the 1922 and 1923 PGA Championship, losing both times to eventual champion Gene Sarazen. Also was runner-up in the 1923 and 1932 U.S. Open. He won 17 tour events in his career. His greatest year was 1927, when he won the Los Angeles and Texas Opens and finished as the leading money winner for the year. He last won on tour in 1936. He finished 16 times in the top-10 at major championships.

PGA Tour wins (17)

* 1921 (2) St. Joseph Open (as an amateur), New York State Open
* 1924 (1) Colorado Open
* 1926 (2) North and South Open, Mid-South Pro-Am Bestball
* 1927 (5) Los Angeles Open, Texas Open, South Central Open, North and South Open, Westchester Open
* 1928 (1) Maryland Open
* 1929 (1) Westchester Open
* 1934 (3) National Capital Open, British Colonial Open Nassau, Pinehurst Fall Pro-Pro (with Tommy Armour)
* 1935 (1) Orlando Open
* 1936 (1) Virginia Open

Other wins

* 1925 Miami International Four-Ball (with Johnny Farrell)
* 1927 Miami International Four-Ball (with Tommy Armour)
* 1943 North and South Open

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