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
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.
1927 Virginia Open
1934 Centenary Open (Australia)
1936 Richmond Open
1937 San Francisco Matchplay Open
1938 Los Angeles Open