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Little Lawson wins National Open golf title in Cleveland in Ohio HD Stock Footage
Little Lawson wins National Open golf title in Cleveland in Ohio HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/07
Channel: CriticalPast
Mckenzie Lawson - Live A Little
Mckenzie Lawson - Live A Little
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: RnBass
THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
Published: 2009/01/14
Channel: Darlene Skyles
Bringing Up Bates - Lawson
Bringing Up Bates - Lawson's Little Ditty
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: UPtv
Little Girl by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Little Girl by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Randy Stracener
Jamie Lawson - A Little Mercy (Lyric Video)
Jamie Lawson - A Little Mercy (Lyric Video)
Published: 2017/09/29
Channel: Bryan Wang
THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
Published: 2009/01/11
Channel: Darlene Skyles
Lawson Little Carries Off US Amateur Golf Title
Lawson Little Carries Off US Amateur Golf Title
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
Lawson - Love Yourself - Little Mix, Get Weird Tour, Glasgow 19.03.2016
Lawson - Love Yourself - Little Mix, Get Weird Tour, Glasgow 19.03.2016
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: Rachel Gavin
Lawson Little
Lawson Little
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: WikiWikiup
Carl Jackson - The Little Mountain Church
Carl Jackson - The Little Mountain Church
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: brotherhamlet
I Die A Little More Each Day - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver 8-1-1987
I Die A Little More Each Day - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver 8-1-1987
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Bryan Haywood
Lawson Little own
Lawson Little own's golf's greatest match play win streak, not Tiger.
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: jh12sports
little Lawson part 2
little Lawson part 2
Published: 2008/04/21
Channel: sheterika1
Barry Scott with Doyle Lawson You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper
Barry Scott with Doyle Lawson You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper
Published: 2008/01/15
Channel: Matt Munsey
Bobby Wayne Lawson  "LITTLE BITTY"
Bobby Wayne Lawson "LITTLE BITTY"
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: Bobby Lawson
Little Star
Little Star
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Topic
Tyler Lawson - little line on rampworx boxes🤘
Tyler Lawson - little line on rampworx boxes🤘
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Tyler Lawson
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Help Is On The Way
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Help Is On The Way
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: 4HisName1
Lawson Rolins-In Motion (Little Paradise).wmv
Lawson Rolins-In Motion (Little Paradise).wmv
Published: 2011/09/06
Channel: argiro2
Doyle Lawson, Quicksilver - Help Is On the Way [Live]
Doyle Lawson, Quicksilver - Help Is On the Way [Live]
Published: 2012/06/30
Channel: GaitherVEVO
Thomas Lawson Little Star award from Cancer research UK
Thomas Lawson Little Star award from Cancer research UK
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: Becky Lawson
Lawson Little League
Lawson Little League
Published: 2009/04/14
Channel: PeterConroy
HELP IS ON THE WAY BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
HELP IS ON THE WAY BY DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER
Published: 2008/12/27
Channel: Darlene Skyles
Little Star
Little Star
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Topic
Little Lawson Dancing
Little Lawson Dancing
Published: 2013/01/01
Channel: dmix1006
Master Strokes (1935)
Master Strokes (1935)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Quail Lodge is 50.  Ed Haber
Quail Lodge is 50. Ed Haber's golf vision. Lawson Little Part One.
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: jh12sports
OBM - Golfer - Lawson Little (1910-1968)
OBM - Golfer - Lawson Little (1910-1968)
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Our Best Moments
The Little Mountain Church House
The Little Mountain Church House
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Topic
McKenzie Lawson- Live A Little Lyric Video
McKenzie Lawson- Live A Little Lyric Video
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: mckenzie lawson
Lawson On Performing With Little Mix And Take That | Lorraine
Lawson On Performing With Little Mix And Take That | Lorraine
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Lorraine
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 4
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 4
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Warwick Farm PS
Lawson little vs eagles landing
Lawson little vs eagles landing
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: lawson little
Bobby Wayne Lawson  "LITTLE LIZA JANE"
Bobby Wayne Lawson "LITTLE LIZA JANE"
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Bobby Lawson
Jamie Lawson live NDR 2 Music Festival (Full Concert)
Jamie Lawson live NDR 2 Music Festival (Full Concert)
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: jamielawsonfan
Lawson
Lawson's Little World
Published: 2009/10/20
Channel: mrichify
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 2
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 2
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Warwick Farm PS
Nashville, Americana Musicians, Photographs By Lawson Little
Nashville, Americana Musicians, Photographs By Lawson Little
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: Lawson Little
Jamie Lawson A LITTLE MERCY Special Video LYRICS - New Song HD
Jamie Lawson A LITTLE MERCY Special Video LYRICS - New Song HD
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: Dj Gerry - SPECIAL Videos
MATTHEW LAWSON  2012 8th Grade Highlghts
MATTHEW LAWSON 2012 8th Grade Highlghts
Published: 2013/01/31
Channel: larspedersen06
Doyle Lawson & Jamie Daley - Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus
Doyle Lawson & Jamie Daley - Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus
Published: 2010/11/26
Channel: Colt28683
Preacher Lawson: Comedian Delivers Refreshing Take On Being Single - America
Preacher Lawson: Comedian Delivers Refreshing Take On Being Single - America's Got Talent 2017
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: America's Got Talent
Jessica Lawson Little Lorelai
Jessica Lawson Little Lorelai
Published: 2011/02/28
Channel: Jessica Lawson
Lawson
Lawson's Little Ninja Yellow Belt Test 11 26 2013
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: Mark Maske
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 1
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 1
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Warwick Farm PS
The Little Lawson Boys
The Little Lawson Boys
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: Stephen Lawson
Little Lawson Bangin on some drums!
Little Lawson Bangin on some drums!
Published: 2014/03/19
Channel: Folkstonheaven
LAWSON - TAKING OVER ME (LIVE ACOUSTIC VERSION)
LAWSON - TAKING OVER ME (LIVE ACOUSTIC VERSION)
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: Lawson
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 3
Lawson Little Red Hen Group 3
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Warwick Farm PS
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Lawson Little
Personal information
Full name William Lawson Little, Jr.
Nickname Cannonball
Born (1910-06-23)June 23, 1910
Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island
Died February 1, 1968(1968-02-01) (aged 57)
Monterey, California
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Dorothy Hurd (m. 1936-1968)
Children Linda, Sandra, Sonya, William Lawson III
Career
College Stanford University
Turned professional 1936
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
Best results in major championships
(wins: 5)
Masters Tournament T3: 1939
U.S. Open Won: 1940
The Open Championship T4: 1935
PGA Championship T17: 1946, 1951
U.S. Amateur Won: 1934, 1935
British Amateur Won: 1934, 1935
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1980 (member page)
James E. Sullivan Award 1935

William Lawson Little, Jr. (June 23, 1910 – February 1, 1968) was an American professional golfer who also had a distinguished amateur career.

Little was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and lived much of his early life in the San Francisco area, where his father was a senior military officer. Little was one of the most dominant amateur players in the history of the sport, capturing both the British Amateur and the U.S. Amateur, then regarded as major championships, consecutively in 1934 and 1935. He remains the only player to have won both titles in the same year more than once. Little's winning margin of 14 and 13 in the 1934 British final remains the record for dominance. Bob Dickson, Harold Hilton and Bobby Jones are the only other golfers to have won the two titles in the same year.

Little graduated from Stanford University in 1934 and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He won the James E. Sullivan Award for outstanding amateur athlete in 1935. Little was a student of golf instructor Ernest Jones.

Little turned professional in April 1936, and he won eight times on the PGA Tour including one professional major, the 1940 U.S. Open. This tally was considered somewhat disappointing; he was said to have lost interest in golf during World War II, when the major championships were cancelled, and to have focused his attention more on the stock market. He carried up to 26 clubs in his bag, and this prompted the United States Golf Association to introduce the 14-club limit in 1938.

Little died in Monterey, California in 1968. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1980.

Amateur wins (9)[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (8)[edit]

Professional major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1940 U.S. Open 1 shot deficit −1 (72-69-73-73=287) Playoff 1 United States Gene Sarazen

1 Defeated Sarazen in an 18-hole playoff - Little 70 (−2), Sarazen 73 (+1).

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1934 U.S. Amateur 8 & 7 United States David Goldman
1934 British Amateur 14 & 13 Scotland James Wallace
1935 U.S. Amateur 4 & 2 United States Walter Emery
1935 British Amateur 1 up England William Tweddell

Results timeline[edit]

Amateur

Tournament 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
U.S. Amateur QF R16 DNQ R32 SF 1 1
The Amateur Championship 1 1

Professional

Tournament 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament 6 LA T20 T19 T10 T3
U.S. Open T25 LA CUT T38 T42
The Open Championship T4 LA CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T19 8 T7 NT NT NT T21 T14 T40 T23
U.S. Open 1 T17 NT NT NT NT T10 T31 CUT CUT
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT 10 T32
PGA Championship NT R32 R64 R64
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957
Masters Tournament 9 6 WD WD T38 65 T72 T28
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T45 T35 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship R32 R64
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = low amateur
NT = no tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
DNQ = did not qualify for match play portion of U.S. Amateur
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Sources: Masters,[1] U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur,[2] British Open[3]

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 1 7 13 20 18
U.S. Open 1 0 0 1 2 4 16 9
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 5
Totals 1 0 1 3 11 21 45 35
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 13 (1940 Masters – 1948 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners & Results". Masters Tournament. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ USGA Championship Database Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Muirfield – 1935 Results – Lawson Little". The Open. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 

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