Cyril Walker

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Cyril Walker
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1892-09-18)September 18, 1892
Manchester, England
Died August 6, 1948(1948-08-06) (aged 55)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)
Nationality  England
 United States
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 6
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament 61st: 1934
U.S. Open Won: 1924
The Open Championship T14: 1926
PGA Championship T3: 1921

Cyril Walker (September 18, 1892 – August 6, 1948) was an English professional golfer born in Manchester who emigrated to the United States in 1914.

Walker won the 1924 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills Country Club, while playing out of Englewood Golf Club in New Jersey. He beat defending champion Bobby Jones by three strokes. This was his only top ten finish in seven appearances at the U.S. Open. He was a small man, weighing only 118 pounds.

Walker won six PGA events between 1917 and 1930.[1] He also won the Indiana Open in 1916.

In 1928 he became the pro at the Saddle River Golf and Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.

An alcohol addiction resulted in Walker's downward spiral that ended up with him working as a dishwasher and near destitute. He died of pleural pneumonia in a Hackensack, New Jersey jail cell where he had gone for shelter.[2]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1924 U.S. Open Tied for lead +9 (74-74-74-75=297) 3 strokes United States Bobby Jones

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1916 1917 1918 1919
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open DNP NT NT DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship QF NT NT DNP
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open DNP 13 T40 23 1 T47 T55 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T14 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP SF DNP R16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF 61
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP QF DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Copyright PGA Tour. Doubleday. pp. 235–37, 249, 253. ISBN 0-385-26145-4. 
  2. ^ "Milestones". Time. August 16, 1948. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 

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