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Albert Warren “Tillie” Tillinghast (1874 – May 19, 1942) was a noted American golf course architect. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on no fewer than 265 different courses.

A. W. Tillinghast was born in 1874 in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Collins Tillinghast, owner of a rubber goods company there. He died in 1942 in ToledoOhio.

Tillinghast-designed courses have hosted multiple professional golf major championships—the 1927 PGA Championship, contested at Cedar Crest Park; the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009, contested at Bethpage State Park; the 2005 PGA Championship, contested at Baltusrol Golf Club, which has also been the host of seven U.S. Opens; the 2006 U.S. Open, contested at Winged Foot Golf Club; and many others. He also designed the course at the Ridgewood Country Club, used for the 1935 iteration of the Ryder Cup Matches.

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