Eric Brown (golfer)

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Eric Brown
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Eric Chalmers Brown
Born (1925-02-15)February 15, 1925
Bathgate, Scotland
Died March 6, 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 61)
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 17
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 3rd/T3: 1957, 1958
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Harry Vardon Trophy 1957

Eric Chalmers Brown (15 February 1925 – 6 March 1986)[1] was a Scottish professional golfer.[2][3]

Brown was born in Bathgate and played at the local golf course.[4][5] He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969[6] and 1971.[7] He won the Scottish PGA Championship seven times between 1956 and 1968.[8]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

This list may be incomplete.

Professional wins (18)[edit]

This list may be incomplete.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT DNP 23 T40 T9 T9 DNP T12 DNP 3 T3 DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
The Open Championship T9 T5 T34 CUT CUT T17 T23 T43 T18 T16 T32 T40

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Brown played in.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

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