Hugh Kirkaldy

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Hugh Kirkaldy
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born 1868
St Andrews, Scotland
Died 4 April 1897
St Andrews, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
The Open Championship Won: 1891

Hugh Kirkaldy (1868 – 4 April 1897)[1][2] was a Scottish golfer from the "Home of Golf" St Andrews. He won the 1891 Open Championship,[3] which was played over the Old Course at St Andrews. The tournament was played in October, in rough weather, and his winning score was 166 for 36 holes. He beat his brother Andrew and Willie Fernie of Troon by two shots. It was the last Open Championship contested over 36 holes. Just three years later he died of lung disease at the age of 29.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1891 The Open Championship 1 shot lead 83-83=166 2 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie, Scotland Andrew Kirkaldy

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895
The Open Championship 37 DNP 19 T11 T10 T7 1 T2 T4 T13 T15

DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92145047&ref=acom
  2. ^ "Deaths – Kirkaldy". The Glasgow Herald. 6 April 1897. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "St Andrews — 1891". opengolf.com. Retrieved 2010-07-17.