Andrew Kirkaldy (golfer)

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Andrew Kirkaldy
Andrew Kirkaldy golf c1895.jpg
Kirkaldy, c. 1895
Personal information
Born(1860-03-18)18 March 1860
Died16 April 1934(1934-04-16) (aged 74)
Nationality Scotland
SpouseAnnie McLeod
Turned professionalc. 1877
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship2nd: 1889
Grave of Andrew Kirkaldy at the Eastern Cemetery, St. Andrews

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.

Early life[edit]

Kirkaldy was born 18 March 1860 in Scotland. He was married to Annie McLeod.

Golf career[edit]

In his first Open Championship in 1879, Kirkaldy finished second to Jamie Anderson at the Old Course at St Andrews.[2] In the 1889 Open Championship at Musselburgh Links, he lost a playoff to Willie Park, Jnr.[3] In the 1891 Open Championship his brother Hugh beat him by two shots and he finished second alongside Willie Fernie.[4] In all, he placed in the top-10 14 times and the top-3 six times at the Open.


He died on 16 April 1934[5] and is buried in the Eastern Cemetery in St Andrews, south of the cathedral, near the main south-west entrance. His wife Annie McLeod Kirkaldy lies with him.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
The Open Championship T2 7 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T6 2
Tournament 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
The Open Championship T4 T2 T13 T4 3 3 T14 T10 T21 3
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910
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

Team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Anderson, John G. (January 1922). Gabbling About Golf. Golfers Magazine.
  2. ^ "19th Open – St Andrews 1879: Triple champion Jamie Anderson". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ "29th Open – Musselburgh Links 1889: Play off decides 1889 Open Champion". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ "31st Open – St Andrews 1891: Hugh Kirkaldy beats big brother Andrew". The Open. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Andrew Kirkaldy St. Andrews Golf Professional, Dies". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 16 April 1934.