Bernard Hunt

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Bernard Hunt
Personal information
Full name Bernard John Hunt
Born (1930-02-02)2 February 1930
Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Died 21 June 2013(2013-06-21) (aged 83)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Woking, Surrey, England
Career
Turned professional 1946
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins >30
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T26: 1965
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T3: 1960
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Harry Vardon Trophy 1958, 1960, 1965

Bernard John Hunt, MBE (2 February 1930 – 21 June 2013) was an English professional golfer.[1]

Hunt was born in Atherstone, Warwickshire. He turned professional in 1946 and was a leading player on the European circuit in the 1950s and 1960s. He topped the Order of Merit, which was then points-based, in 1958, 1960 and 1965. The best season of his regular career in prize money terms was 1963, when he won £7,209. He was past his peak by the time the formal European Tour was introduced in 1972, but finished in the top twenty on the money list in 1973. He played on the European Seniors Tour in for its first seven seasons (1992–1998) but his opportunity to make an impact at this level was limited as he was sixty-two by the time the tour was founded. His best season was 1994, when he came fifteenth on the Order of Merit and earned £15,361.

Between 1953 and 1969 Hunt represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup eight times out of nine. His overall win-loss-half record was 6–16–6, but his record in singles was much better at 4–3–3. In 1963 his younger brother Geoff was also in the team. He was the non-playing captain of the Great Britain & Ireland teams of 1973 and 1975, both of which were defeated by the United States.

One of the courses at Foxhills Golf Club located in Ottershaw, Surrey, is named after Hunt, where he served as head professional for 25 years in the 1980s and 1990s.[2]

Hunt died in June 2013 at the age of 83.[3]

Professional wins (>30)[edit]

This list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship 46 T34 CUT T5 T31 T24 T30 T11
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T26 CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T3 CUT T16 T11 4 T5 CUT T36 CUT T23
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T20 CUT T49 T42

Note: Hunt only played in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1970 & 1972)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Open Championship 0 0 1 4 4 10 23 17
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 1 4 4 10 25 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1955 Open Championship – 1960 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. pp. 251–2. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ "Bernard Hunt Course". Foxhills. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bernard Hunt 1930–2013". PGA European Tour. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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