Paul Runyan, PGA

"Little Poison"

Nicknamed "Little Poison" due to his slender 5'7" 125-pound frame, Paul Runyan was one of the dominant players during the early days of the PGA TOUR. With 28 victories, he was the leading money winner on the PGA TOUR in 1934. Runyan is perhaps best remembered for defeating Sam Snead 8 and 7 to win the PGA Championship in 1938. Beginning in 1946, he taught as a club professional at Annandale GC in Pasadena and La Jolla CC in San Diego.