Leo Diegel Biography

Leo Harvey Diegel was a prominent American professional golfer of the 1920s and early 1930s. He captured consecutive PGA Championships, played on the first four Ryder Cup teams, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Diegel began caddying at age ten and won his first significant event at age 17, the 1916 Michigan Open. He was a runner-up in the U.S. Open in 1920, one stroke behind champion Ted Ray. He won 30 PGA circuit events, and was a four-time winner of the Canadian Open; a record for that event. In 1925, Diegel outperformed over 100 competitors to win the Florida Open at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club.

Diegel was selected for the first four Ryder Cup teams in 1927, 1929, 1931, and 1933. His greatest season was 1928, with wins at the Canadian Open and the 1928 PGA Championship, where he stopped the four-year winning streak of Walter Hagen. Diegel defeated him in the quarterfinal to avenge earlier defeats in the 1925 quarterfinal and the 1926 final. Diegel achieved the rare feat of defending both titles successfully in 1929, this time defeating Hagen in the semifinals of the PGA. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Leo Diegel
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Golfer
Date of Birth:
April 27, 1899
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
May 5, 1951
Age at Death:
52
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