Al Espinosa (3 Ryder Cup's)

1891 - 1957

Abel Ruben "Al" Espinosa (March 24, 1891 – January 4, 1957) was an American professional golfer.

Espinosa won nine times on the PGA Tour in the 1920s and 1930s. He was on the 1927, 1929, and 1931 Ryder Cup teams although he did not play in 1927. He lost to Leo Diegel in the 1928 PGA Championship finals. In 1929, he tied with Bobby Jones in the U.S. Open but lost by 23 strokes in the 36-hole playoff. He won the Mexican Open four times. His brother Abe also won on the PGA Tour. Espinosa, who was of Mexican American descent,[1] was born in Monterey, California and died in San Francisco, California.