Jimmy Hitchcock (golfer)

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Jimmy Hitchcock
Personal information
Full name James Hitchcock
Born 1930 (1930)
Bromley, London, England
Died 25 December 2015 (aged 85)
Belgium
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T61: 1966
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T11: 1959
PGA Championship DNP

James Hitchcock (1930 – 25 December 2015) was an English professional golfer.[1]

Hitchcock was born in Bromley. He won several major professional tournaments including the 1960 British Masters and the 1965 Agfa-Gevaert Tournament.[2][3] He was selected as a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team in 1965, losing all three of the matches he played.[1]

Death[edit]

Hitchcock died, aged 85, on Christmas Day 2015 in Belgium where he had lived for many years.[4]

Tournament wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

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

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T29 CUT CUT 23 CUT T11
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T61 DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT T30 T26 CUT 49 T16 CUT CUT T40 CUT

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

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 247. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ "Hitchcock's victory in Masters". Glasgow Herald. 19 September 1960. p. 9. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Hitchcock's easy victory in Agfa-Gevaert". Glasgow Herald. 17 May 1965. p. 11. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/news/newsid=281394.html
  5. ^ "Bob Tuohy in tie for third". The Age. 24 January 1961. p. 22. Retrieved 2011-02-03.