Gamesmanship: Top 10 Moments

Mak Lok-lin reveals the times when professionals used more than just their golf game to try to overcome their opponents

3 Lloyd Mangrum
Mangrum has been mentioned in these pages before, when he effectively handed the 1950 US Open to Ben Hogan by mistakenly picking up his ball without marking it on the sixteenth hole of their playoff when only a shot behind.
He is also a legend among golf gamesmen by having a delicate tee box manoever named after him, “The Mangrum”. Simply put, Lloyd would stand in his opponents’ peripheral vision, wearing white shoes, and cross his legs during the player’s downswing. Simple but potentially disastrous, as the below diagram illustrates.


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