|Full name||Robert Allan Cruickshank|
|Born||16 November 1894|
|Died||27 August 1975 (aged 80)|
Delray Beach, Florida
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|Spouse||Helen "Nellie" Cruickshank|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1936|
|U.S. Open||2nd/T2: 1923, 1932|
|The Open Championship||6th: 1929|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1922, 1923|
|British Amateur||T33: 1920|
Robert Allan Cruickshank (16 November 1894 – 27 August 1975) was a prominent professional golfer from Scotland. He competed in the PGA of America circuit from the early 1920s to the mid-1930s, the forerunner of today's PGA Tour.
Born in Grantown-on-Spey in rural northern Scotland, Cruickshank served in the British Army in World War I. Captured in action by the Germans, he was a prisoner of war and later successfully escaped. He moved to Edinburgh where he became a member of Turnhouse Golf Club on the west of the city.
Cruickshank turned professional in 1921 and moved to the United States, as suggested by his mentor and friend, Tommy Armour. He rose to prominence in the US after reaching the semi-finals of the PGA Championship in 1922 and 1923, but lost both times to eventual champion Gene Sarazen. Cruickshank was also the runner-up in the U.S. Open in 1923 and 1932, won by Bobby Jones and Sarazen, respectively.
Cruickshank won 17 tour events in his career and his greatest year was 1927, when he won the Los Angeles and Texas Opens and finished as the leading money winner for the year. His last victory on tour was in 1936 and he had 16 top-ten finishes in major championships.
Cruickshank was a club pro in Richmond, Virginia, in 1930s and 1940s, and later in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a winter pro in Florida. Cruickshank died after a brief illness at age 80 in Delray Beach, Florida. His wife Nellie (1895–1965) had died ten years earlier in Pittsburgh.
Professional wins (29)
PGA Tour wins (17)
- 1921 (2) St. Joseph Open (as an amateur), New York State Open
- 1924 (1) Colorado Open
- 1926 (2) North and South Open, Mid-South Pro-Am Bestball
- 1927 (5) Los Angeles Open, Texas Open, South Central Open, North and South Open, Westchester Open
- 1928 (1) Maryland Open
- 1929 (1) Westchester Open
- 1934 (3) National Capital Open, British Colonial Open Nassau, Pinehurst Fall Pro-Pro (with Tommy Armour)
- 1935 (1) Orlando Open
- 1936 (1) Virginia Open
Other wins (12)
this list may be incomplete
- 1925 Miami International Four-Ball (with Johnny Farrell)
- 1927 Miami International Four-Ball (with Tommy Armour)
- 1933 Virginia Open
- 1934 Virginia Open
- 1935 Virginia Open
- 1937 Virginia Open
- 1938 Mid South Pro/Pro (with Tommy Armour; tie with Henry Picard and Jack Grout)
- 1939 Virginia Open
- 1943 North and South Open
- 1945 Middle Atlantic PGA Championship
- 1949 Tri-State PGA Championship
- 1950 Tri-State PGA Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||6|
|The Amateur Championship||R64|
|The Open Championship||T42|
|The Open Championship||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||T32|
|The Open Championship|
NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Source: British Amateur
- ""Bobby" Cruickshank to become an American citizen". Glasgow Herald. 18 June 1929. p. 12.
- "Bobby Cruickshank to become American citizen". San Jose Evening News. Associated Press. 18 June 1929. p. 11.
- "Golf pro's wife dies in Pittsburgh". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. 11 July 1965. p. 49.
- "Deaths: 'Bobby' Cruickshank". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. 28 August 1975. p. 9-B.
- Turnhouse Golf Club, History by Willie Miller
- "Bulla, Cruickshank sign with Pittsburgh clubs". News and Courier. Spartanburg, South Carolina. United Press. 19 December 1948. p. 3-D.
- "Amateur Golf". The Glasgow Herald. 9 June 1920. p. 11.
- PGA Museum of Golf: Hall of Fame – member profiles