Eric Cremin

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Eric Cremin
Personal information
Full name Eric James Cremin
Born (1914-06-15)15 June 1914
Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Died 29 December 1973(1973-12-29) (aged 59)
Nationality  Australia
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 25
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia 25
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 16th: 1951
PGA Championship DNP

Eric James Cremin (15 June 1914 – 29 December 1973) was an Australian professional golfer who, later in his career, was instrumental in the establishment of the Asian golf circuit.

Cremin was born in Mascot, New South Wales. He played mostly in Australasia, only occasionally travelling to Europe to compete, but enjoyed great success on the Australian circuit, including victories in the 1949 Australian Open and the 1937 and 1938 Australian PGA Championship. After World War II, Cremin was runner-up in the Australian PGA Championship a further seven times, including 1946 to 1948 consecutively.

In 1959, Cremin and a Welsh international golfer, Kim Hall, had the idea of establishing a tournament in Hong Kong to provide an additional event for the Australian professionals who were travelling to play in the Philippine Open. The event was a great success, and within a few years, similar tournaments had begun in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan, and the Asian circuit had become firmly established.

Cremin died of a heart attack while playing golf in Singapore.

Professional wins (25)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia (25)[edit]

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