Jimmy THOMPSON


Date of Birth - 29 October 1908

Died - 28 June 1985

Place of Birth - North Berwick

Turned Pro -


James Wilfred Stevenson Thomson was a Scottish-American professional

 golfer, who is notable for losing the 1936 PGA Championship to Denny

 Shute, 3&2.

Thomson was born in North Berwick, the son of pro golfer Wilfred Thomson.

 His cousin Jack White won the 1904 Open Championship. In 1921 his

 father Wilfred was appointed pro at The Country Club of Virginia. The

 following year Jimmy sailed to the U.S. with his mother and sister Emily.

Thomson appeared in the movie The Caddy with Jerry Lewis and Dean

 Martin. He also featured in Shoot Yourself Some Golf with Ronald Reagan.

 He was married to silent film star Viola Dana from 1930 to 1945.


ACHIEVEMENTS


1927 Virginia Open

1934 Centenary Open (Australia)

1936 Richmond Open

1937 San Francisco Matchplay Open

1938 Los Angeles Open