Bob Martin (golfer)

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Bob Martin
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert Martin
Born c.1853
Cupar, Scotland
Died 9 March 1917 (aged 64)
Strathkinness, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 2)
Masters Tournament NYF
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship Won: 1876, 1885
PGA Championship DNP

Robert Martin (1853 – 9 March 1917[1])[2][3][4] was a Scottish golfer from St Andrews. He was runner up in The Open Championship at Prestwick in 1875 and he won the Open at St Andrews in 1876 and 1885. He died in 1917 of pulmonary tuberculosis.[1]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1876 The Open Championship Tied for lead 86-90=176 Playoff 1 Scotland Davie Strath
1885 The Open Championship (2) 1 shot deficit 84-87=171 1 stroke Scotland Archie Simpson

1 Strath failed to participate in the playoff, so Martin won by default.[5]

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
The Open Championship T9 4 2 1 T8 T4 17
Tournament 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
The Open Championship DNP 4 T3 DNP DNP 1 DNP 2 T15 DNP
Tournament 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895
The Open Championship DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP WD

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Deaths in the Parishes of St Andrews and St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Deaths 453/00 0032. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 15 February 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Golf - Death of ex-champion at St Andrews". The Glasgow Herald. 12 March 1917. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Death of old golf champion". The Times. 12 March 1917. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "Foreign Notes - by our British correspondent: London, April 10, 1917" (PDF). The American Golfer (LA84 Foundation): 615. May 1917. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "St Andrews — 1876". opengolf.com. Retrieved 17 July 2010.