Ouimet, Francis

Ouimet, Francis (Desales)

(1893–1967) golfer, stockbroker; born in Brookline, Mass. As a 20-year-old amateur, he won the U.S. Open in 1913 on the Brookline, Mass., course where he caddied as a youngster. He took up a career as a stockbroker and played his long career as an amateur. He was the U.S. amateur champion in 1914 and 1931 and won many other matches. He was a player or a nonplaying captain for every Walker Cup team from 1922 to 1949 and in 1951 he became the first American elected captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.