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On this Date 1949 - HOF Johnny Palmer Finishes 2nd in PGA

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 05/31/19, 5:00AM EDT

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On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Johnny Palmer finished second in the PGA Championship at Hermitage Country Club...

May 31, 1949 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Johnny Palmer finished second in the PGA Championship at Hermitage Country Club in Richmond, Va., to the immortal Sam Snead.  Born in Eldorado, N.C., Palmer won multiple PGA tournaments in the 1940 and also earned a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1978.

Johnny Palmer - NCSHOF