Jim Jamieson

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Jim Jamieson
Personal information
Full name James A. Jamieson
Born (1943-04-21) April 21, 1943 (age 74)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1968
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T3: 1973
U.S. Open T26: 1974
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T2: 1972

James A. Jamieson (born April 21, 1943) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s.

Jamieson was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan[1][2] and raised in Moline, Illinois. He started playing golf at age 7 at Oakwood Country Club in Moline. He attended Oklahoma State University,[2] where he was an All-American[3] and a member of the 1963 NCAA Championship golf team. Jamieson served in Vietnam before turning pro in 1968[1] and joining the PGA Tour in 1970.

Jamieson played in about 180 PGA Tour events from 1970–1978. His career year was 1972 when he won the Western Open and had eight other top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a T-5 at The Masters and a T-2 at the PGA Championship. He had four top-6 finishes in major championships between 1971–1973. Jamieson also played in the 1972 World Cup[3] that was held in Melbourne, Australia.

Jamieson was forced to retire from the PGA Tour after he fell and broke his hand at a hotel in Phoenix in 1977. After the injury, he became the head club pro at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a position once held by Sam Snead. He also chaired the Ryder Cup when it was held at the Greenbrier in 1979. Other stints in Jamieson's career as a teaching and club pro have included lead instructor at the John Jacobs Golf School, head pro at The Pines Golf Club, head pro at the Pete Dye Golf Club, Director of Golf at Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and as operator of the Jim Jamieson School of Golf at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia.[3] He also owned two golf courses for about 6 years.

Amateur wins (2)

  • 1961 Waterloo Amateur
  • 1967 Illinois State Amateur

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jun 25, 1972 Western Open −13 (68-67-67-69=271) 6 strokes United States Labron Harris, Jr.

Results in major championships

Tournament 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Masters Tournament T5 T3 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T58 T26
PGA Championship T6 T2 T18 WD

Note: Jamieson never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearances

Professional

References

  1. ^ a b "Jim Jamieson profile". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 103. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jim Jamieson School of Golf". The Resort at Glade Springs. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 

External links

  • Jim Jamieson at the PGA Tour official site
  • The Jim Jamieson School of Golf
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