|Full name||John Simpson|
|Born||29 December 1859|
|Died||9 July 1895 (aged 35)|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||Won: 1884|
Simpson was born Earlsferry, Fife, and was one of six golfing brothers. He played his golf out of Carnoustie. He was a powerful but erratic player. He won the 1884 Open Championship at Prestwick with a score of 160 for 36 holes, despite taking a nine at his second hole. He did not have any other high finishes at the Open and concentrated mainly on clubmaking. He died unmarried of typhoid fever in Edinburgh in 1895.
|Year||Championship||18 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runners-up|
|1884||The Open Championship||2 shot lead||78-82=160||4 strokes||Willie Fernie, Douglas Rolland|
|The Open Championship||T17||1||T13||T12||T12||DNP||DNP||DNP||T39||T28||T34||T38|
- Note: Simpson played only in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- "Births in the District of Kilconquhar in the County of Fife". Statutory Births 436/00 0074. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "Deaths in the District of Canongate in the Burgh of Edinburgh". Statutory Deaths 685/03 0611. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "1884 Jack Simpson". The Open. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Hobbs, Michael (1992). British Open Champions. Chapman's Library of Golf. Tuttle Pub. ISBN 978-1855925564.
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