Sandy Herd

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Sandy Herd
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Alexander Herd
Born 1868
Died 1944
London, England
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 4
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship Won: 1902
PGA Championship DNP

Alexander "Sandy" Herd (1868–1944) was a Scottish professional golfer from St Andrews.

Herd was the club professional at Huddersfield Golf Club from 1892 to 1911. In 1902, he won The Open Championship at Hoylake.[1] He had a three shot lead after 54 holes, but nearly let the title slip out of his hands by scoring an 81 in the final round. Harry Vardon and James Braid both had medium length putts at the final hole to force a play-off, but they missed and Herd took the Championship. He was the first Open Champion to use the Haskell rubber cored ball. In 1920 he became the oldest runner-up in The Open before Tom Watson in 2009. Herd's appearances in The Open Championship spanned fifty years, his last appearance being at St Andrews in 1939, when he was 71. He died in London.

Herd's brother Fred won the 1898 U.S. Open.

Tournament wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Major championships are shown in bold.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1902 The Open Championship 3 shot lead 77-76-73-81=307 1 stroke Scotland James Braid, Jersey Harry Vardon

Results timeline[edit]

Herd played in only The Open Championship.

Tournament 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
The Open Championship T47 DNP DNP 8 T15
Tournament 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
The Open Championship DNP 13 T2 3 8 2 5 5 T17 T16
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
The Open Championship T10 5 1 4 9 15 T19 12 4 T8
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
The Open Championship 2 T3 6 T11 T29 NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Open Championship 2 T6 T32 T22 T13 T14 T21 T10 CUT CUT
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
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. ^ "1902 Sandy Herd". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013.