Bert Seymour

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Bert Seymour
Personal information
Full nameAlbert Victor George Seymour
Born(1887-02-23)23 February 1887
Wimbledon, London, England
Died1970 (aged 83)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Nationality England
Career
Turned professional1908
Professional wins1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT39: 1914
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Albert Victor George 'Bert' Seymour (23 February 1887 –1970)[1] was an English professional golfer. He had some success after World War I and won the 1921 News of the World Match Play.

Golf career[edit]

Seymour was the professional at Molesey Hurst Golf Club from 1908 to 1921.[2]

Seymour had reached the final stages of the 1919 News of the World Match Play, losing to the eventual winner Abe Mitchell at the last 32 stage.[3] He qualified again for the final stages in 1920 and reached the semi-final, losing again to Mitchell, who won for the second year in succession.[4] In 1921 he qualified through a 36-hole event and won 6 matches to win the title. He met Jack Gaudin in the 36-hole final. Gaudin missed a three-foot putt at the last and the match went to extra holes. Seymour missed short putts at the second and third extra holes and eventually won the match with another short putt at the 40th hole. He won £200 for his victory while Gaudin took home £50.[5]

Professional wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
The Open Championship CUT T39 NT NT NT NT NT T74 T74 T65

Note: Seymour only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCT-BD1T
  2. ^ "Golf at Walton Heath". The Times. 1 October 1919. p. 6.
  3. ^ ""News of the World" golf tournament". The Times. 8 October 1920. p. 5.
  4. ^ "The £750 tournament – Seymour beats Gaudin in record final". The Glasgow Herald. 8 October 1921. p. 4.