Mike Brady was a golfer who played in the first half of the 20th century. He is best-known for being a two-time participant in playoffs at the U.S. Open. He lost both times.
Full name: Michael Joseph Brady
Date and place of birth: April 15, 1887 in Brighton, Massachussetts
Date and place of death: Dec. 3, 1972, in Ocala, Florida
1914 Massachusetts Open
1916 Massachusetts Open
1917 Florida West Coast Open
1917 North and South Open
1920 Florida East Coast Open
1920 Michigan Open
1922 Western Open
1923 Massachusetts Open
1924 Metropolitan Open
1925 Westchester Open
In the Majors
Brady's best finish in a major was second place, which he achieved twice in U.S. Opens. Brady lost in playoffs at the 1911 and 1919 U.S. Opens. Brady never played the British Open and The Masters did not yet exist during the years of his playing career. His best finish at the PGA Championship was reaching the Round of 16 during its match-play era.
Notable Notes: Mike Brady joined Johnny McDermott and George Simpson in the 1911 U.S. Open playoff. Brady - carrying only six golf clubs in his golf bag - shot 82 and Simpson 85, but McDermott won with an 80. Had Brady won, he would have been the first native-born American golf to win a U.S. Open. Instead, that distinction belongs to McDermott.
At the 1919 U.S. Open, Brady lost in a playoff to Walter Hagen, by one stroke. ... Hagen quit his job as head golf professional at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan after winning the 1919 U.S. Open. Oakland Hills replaced him by hiring Mike Brady. ... After leading Oakland Hills, Brady was the head pro at Winged Foot Country Club in New York from 1924 through 1939.