Tom Creavy

Tom Creavy (1 USPGA)

1911 - 1979

Thomas Daniel Creavy (February 3, 1911 – March 3, 1979) was an American professional golfer, the winner of the PGA Championship in 1931.

Born in Tuckahoe, New York, Creavy learned the game as a caddy at Siwanoy Country Club, and was the club professional at the Albany Country Club and Saratoga Spa. He won the PGA Championship at age 20 in 1931 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island, defeating Gene Sarazen 5 & 3 in the semifinals[1] and Denny Shute 2 & 1 in the finals.[2][3][4] Creavy played in 11 major championships, including the inaugural Masters in 1934. He had an outstanding short game, but his competitive playing career was hampered by recurring back problems and shortened by spinal meningitis in 1943.[5]

Creavy died of a heart attack in 1979 at age 68 in Delray Beach, Florida.