Jack Simpson

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Jack Simpson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1858-07-15)15 July 1858
Earlsferry, Scotland
Died 30 November 1895(1895-11-30) (aged 37)
Nationality  Scotland
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
The Open Championship Won: 1884

Jack Simpson (15 July 1858 – 30 November 1895) was a Scottish golfer.

Simpson was born Earlsferry, Fife, and was one of six golfing brothers. He played his golf out of Carnoustie. He was a powerful but erratic player. He won the 1884 Open Championship at Prestwick with a score of 160 for 36 holes,[1] despite taking a nine at his second hole. His winner's prize was £10. He did not have any other high finishes at the Open and concentrated mainly on clubmaking. He died in 1895.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1884 The Open Championship 2 shot lead 78-82=160 4 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie, Scotland Douglas Rolland

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894
The Open Championship T17 1 T13 T12 T12 DNP DNP DNP T39 T28 T34 T38

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


  1. ^ "1884 Jack Simpson". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hobbs, Michael (1992). British Open Champions. Chapman's Library of Golf. Tuttle Pub. ISBN 978-1855925564.