Harry Weetman

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Harry Weetman
Personal information
Full name Harry Weetman
Born (1920-10-25)25 October 1920
Oswestry, Shropshire
Died 19 July 1972(1972-07-19) (aged 51)
Redhill, Surrey
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 19
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T34: 1960
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T5: 1955
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Harry Vardon Trophy 1952, 1956

Harry Weetman (25 October 1920 – 19 July 1972[1]) was an English professional golfer.[2]

Weetman won many tournaments on the British PGA circuit in the pre-European Tour era and won the Harry Vardon Trophy for lowest stroke average in 1952 and 1956. He finished in the top-10 at The Open Championship six times.

Weetman played in the Ryder Cup in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1963 and had a 2-11-2 win-loss-tie record, with both of his wins coming in singles matches. He captained the team in 1965.

Weetman died in Redhill hospital on 19 July 1972 after being involved in a car accident on the Caterham bypass on 14 July.[3][4]

Professional wins[edit]

This list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Note: Weetman only played in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.

Tournament 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT T6 T15 T14 CUT T5 T10 T12 T8 T16
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Masters Tournament T34 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T9 CUT T12 CUT T6 T29 WD T31 T45

DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances[edit]

  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957 (winners), 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965 (non-playing captain)
  • Canada Cup (representing England): 1953, 1954, 1956, 1960
  • Joy Cup (representing the British Isles): 1954 (winners), 1955 (winners), 1956 (winners), 1958 (winners)
  • Slazenger Trophy (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1956 (winners)
  • Amateurs–Professionals Match (representing the Professionals): 1958, 1959 (winners)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Harry Weetman - Ryder Cup golfer" The Times, 20 July 1972; pg. 18; Issue 58535.
  2. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 222. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  3. ^ "Weetman badly hurt in smash". The Age. 18 July 1972. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Death of golfer Harry Weetman". Evening Times. 20 July 1972. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 

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