Tom Kidd (golfer)

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Tom Kidd
— Golfer —
Personal information
Died 1884
Nationality  Scotland
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
The Open Championship Won: 1873

Tom Kidd (died 1884) was a Scottish golfer. He was a caddie[1] from St Andrews and won the 1873 Open Championship over his home links.[2] That was the first time the Open was played at what was to become the most famous Open Championship course. Conditions were wet and Kidd's winning score of 179 was the highest in any Open Championship played over 36 holes. His cash prize was £11.

Kidd died of heart disease in 1884.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1873 The Open Championship Tied for lead 91-88=179 1 stroke Scotland Jamie Anderson

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882
The Open Championship 1 T8 DNP T17 DNP DNP 5 DNP DNP T11

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


  1. ^ McCartney, Keith. "Golf in St Andrews: A local view of the Home of Golf". Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "1873 Tom Kidd". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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