Great Triumvirate (golf)
The Great Triumvirate, in a golfing context, refers to the three leading British golfers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Harry Vardon, John Henry Taylor, and James Braid. The trio combined to win The Open Championship 16 times in the 21 tournaments held between 1894 and 1914; Vardon won six times with Braid and Taylor winning five apiece. In the five tournaments in this span the triumvirate did not win, one or more of them finished runner-up.
Open Championship – other winners 1894–1914
|1897||Harold Hilton (a)||1 stroke||James Braid|
|1902||Sandy Herd||1 stroke||James Braid, Harry Vardon|
|1904||Jack White||1 stroke||James Braid, John Henry Taylor|
|1907||Arnaud Massy||2 strokes||John Henry Taylor|
|1912||Ted Ray||4 strokes||Harry Vardon|