Jack White (golfer)

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Jack White
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John White
Nickname Jack
Born (1873-08-15)15 August 1873
Pefferside, Whitekirk. Scotland
Died 24 March 1949(1949-03-24) (aged 75)
Musselburgh, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open WD: 1929
The Open Championship Won: 1904
PGA Championship DNP

John "Jack" White (15 August 1873[1] – 24 March 1949[2]) was a Scottish professional golfer.

White was born at Pefferside, Whitekirk, four miles east of North Berwick. He was the son of an agricultural labourer and worked as a caddie from the age of ten. Like many early professionals he trained as a clubmaker. From his late teens he worked as a golf professional at the North Berwick Golf Club in the summer and at York Golf Club in England in the winter.

White first played in The Open Championship in 1891 and in 1904, when it was played at Royal St George's, where he won his only major championship.[3] He was the professional at the prestigious Sunningdale Golf Club outside London for over twenty five years from 1902.

White died in 1949 in Musselburgh.[2][4]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1904 The Open Championship 1 shot deficit 80-75-72-69=296 1 stroke Scotland James Braid, England J.H. Taylor

Results timeline[edit]

White played in only The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

Tournament 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
U.S. Open NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT 11 T10 CUT T21 CUT CUT T13 2
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship 4 6 18 3 1 T18 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT NT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T35 DNP DNP NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD
The Open Championship DNP T57 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
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. ^ "Births in the Parish of Whitekirk in the County of Haddington". Statutory Births 723/00 0010. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "Deaths in the District of Inveresk in the County of Midlothian". Statutory Deaths 689/00 0054. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "1904 Jack White". The Open. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Death of Jack White". The Times. 25 March 1949. p. 2. 

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