Harry "Lighthorse" Cooper was born on August 6, 1904. He was one of the best golfers in the world during the early days of the PGA Tour. He had over 30 wins on the PGA Tour, including the inaugural LA Open. He also had 19 top ten finishes in majors during his career, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
n addition to being regarded as one of the greatest contenders in his era, Cooper is unfortunately regarded just as often as being the best player to never have won a major. He never played in the British Open, but had many close calls at the majors, including four second place finishes and nineteen top 10's.
In 1937, Cooper had one of his best years on tour, winning seven times, while also capturing the Vardon Trophy and money title.
After his days on tour, Cooper remained heavily involved in teaching, and worked out of the Metropolis Country Club in New York.