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Bill Mehlhorn
Personal information
Full name William Earl Mehlhorn
Nickname Wild Bill
Born December 2, 1898(1898-12-02)
Died April 5, 1989 (aged 90)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1920
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 22
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 20
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters T33: 1937
U.S. Open 3rd/T3: 1924, 1926
Open Championship T8: 1926
PGA Championship 2nd: 1925

William Earl Mehlhorn (December 2, 1898 – April 5, 1989) was an American golfer who played on the PGA Tour in its early days, and was at his best in the 1920s.

He was from Texas. He often wore cowboy hats on the course and was nicknamed "Wild Bill". He won 20 times on the PGA Tour, but did not win a major championship. Only a handful of golfers have won more often on the PGA Tour without claiming a major. He finished 14 times in the top-10 at majors. His best finish was runner-up to Walter Hagen at the 1925 PGA Championship. He played on the 1927 Ryder Cup team. His game was undermined by problems with putting: the yips.

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PGA Tour wins (20)

Other wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open WD T27 DNP 4 T8 3 T15 T3 5 T49 T55
The Open Championship NT DNP T16 DNP DNP DNP DNP T8 CUT T9 T36
PGA Championship T17 T9 DNP DNP DNP T17 2 DNP T17 T17 T9
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF WD T35 DNP T33
U.S. Open T9 T4 T35 DNP T37 DNP DNP T50
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T17 T9 DNP DNP T17 DNP T3 T33

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also

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