Andrew Kirkaldy (golfer)
Kirkaldy, c. 1895
|Born||18 March 1860|
|Died||16 April 1934(aged 74)|
|Turned professional||c. 1877|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||2nd: 1889|
Andrew Kirkaldy (18 March 1860 – 16 April 1934) was a Scottish professional golfer who played during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a frequent competitor in the Open Championship, finishing in the top-10 on 14 occasions. His best finish came in 1889 when he was second. He tied for first place in the event but lost a playoff to Willie Park Jr.
Kirkaldy was born 18 March 1860 in Scotland. He was married to Annie McLeod.
In his first Open Championship in 1879, Kirkaldy finished second to Jamie Anderson at the Old Course at St Andrews. In the 1889 Open Championship at Musselburgh Links, he lost a playoff to Willie Park, Jnr. In the 1891 Open Championship his brother Hugh beat him by two shots and he finished second alongside Willie Fernie. In all, he placed in the top-10 14 times and the top-3 six times at the Open.
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T2||7||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T6||2|
|The Open Championship||T4||T2||T13||T4||3||3||T14||T10||T21||3|
|The Open Championship||T10||T18||T10||T11||T7||T24||DNP||WD||DNP||WD||CUT|
Note: Kirkaldy played only in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
- England–Scotland Professional Match (representing Scotland): 1904 (tie), 1905 (tie), 1907, 1909, 1910
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrew Kirkaldy (golfer).|
- Anderson, John G. (January 1922). Gabbling About Golf. Golfers Magazine.
- "19th Open – St Andrews 1879: Triple champion Jamie Anderson". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- "29th Open – Musselburgh Links 1889: Play off decides 1889 Open Champion". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- "31st Open – St Andrews 1891: Hugh Kirkaldy beats big brother Andrew". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- "Andrew Kirkaldy St. Andrews Golf Professional, Dies". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 16 April 1934.