|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Alexander Ross|
15 September 1879|
|Died||25 June 1952
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||Won: 1907|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Alexander Ross (15 September 1879 – 25 June 1952), generally known as Alec Ross and sometimes as Alex or Aleck, was a Scottish golfer. He was a native of Dornoch and learned his golf in his home country, but like many British professional golfers of his era he spent many years working as a club professional in the United States. While employed by the Brae Burn Country Club, near Boston, he won the 1907 U.S. Open at the St. Martin's course at Philadelphia Cricket Club. He competed in the U.S. Open seventeen times in total, and finished in the top ten places five times. His other tournament wins include the North and South Open six times (1902, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1915), the Massachusetts Open six times (1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912) and the Swiss Open three times (1923, 1925, 1926).
Ross's brother Donald also moved to the U.S. and was one of the most celebrated of all golf course designers. Alec was the professional at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan for 31 years. He died in Miami, Florida.
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1907||U.S. Open||2 shot deficit||76-74-76-76=302||2 strokes||Gilbert Nicholls|
Note: Ross played in only U.S. Open.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- "Births in the District of Dornoch in the County of Sutherland". Statutory Births 047/00 0047. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 17 February 2015. (subscription required (. ))
- Alexander Ross obituary, New York Times, 26 June 1952
- FitzSimons, Peter (2006). Great Australian Sports Champions. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-7322-8517-8.
- Article on early Scottish golfers in the U.S. (including the Ross brothers)
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