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Golfers Who Have

Served America




approaching at the end of

the month, we wanted to

recognize some golfers that

have served our country.

World War II affected the

world of golf and caused




golf events. The Masters,

U.S. Open, the Open

Championship and PGA

Championship were all

postponed during the war

years. Augusta National Golf

Club, the home of theMasters,

was even turned into a cattle

farm to produce needed beef.

Bobby Jones won his final

major championship in 1930,

but he served as a Captain in

the U.S. Army during WW

II and landed on Normandy

Beach on the second day of

the invasion.

Ben Hogan and Sam Snead

both served in the armed

forces during World War II.

Hogan became a training

pilot for the Army Air Corps

in Texas, while Snead joined

the Navy and served most of

his enlistment in San Diego.

Lloyd Mangrum collected

two top-10 finishes in both

the Masters and the U.S.

Open, plus won five titles on

the PGA Tour, prior to being

wounded and earning two

purple hearts in the Battle

of the Bulge. After recovery,

he won the 1946 U.S. Open

and finished top-10 in the

Masters ten consecutive

years from 1947-1956, as

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