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Errie Ball
Ball, c. 2006
Photo courtesy PGA Illinois Section
Personal information
Full name Samuel Henry Ball
Born (1910-11-14)November 14, 1910
Bangor, Wales
Died July 2, 2014(2014-07-02) (aged 103)
Stuart, Florida, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nationality  Wales
 United States
Spouse Maxwell "Maxie" Wright
Status Professional
Professional wins 11
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters Tournament T38: 1934
U.S. Open T22: 1956
The Open Championship T23: 1936
PGA Championship T9: 1948
Achievements and awards
PGA Hall of Fame 2011
Illinois Golf Hall of Fame 1990

Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (November 14, 1910 – July 2, 2014) was a Welsh-American professional golfer. He played at the first Augusta National golf tournament in 1934 (now known as the Masters Tournament). He was the last living person to play in the first Masters. He was an active golfer between the 1930s and the 1970s.

Ball was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, north west Wales. During his 20s, he moved to the United States, under the request from his uncle. He turned 100 in November 2010. He was married to Maxie for 78 years until his death. Maxie was 99 when Ball died. They had a daughter named Leslie.

Ball died from natural causes on July 2, 2014 in Stuart, Florida, aged 103. His wife and their daughter outlived him.

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