|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Joseph Lloyd|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||Won: 1897|
|The Open Championship||17th/T17: 1893, 1894|
Lloyd grew up playing at Hoylake. He was the first golf professional in France, being hired in 1883 at the Pau Golf Club in Pau, France, by Englishmen spending their winters there. One of those Englishmen was John Cumming Macdona, a member at Hoylake and Pau, but who had formed a friendship with Fleetwood Sandeman of the famous Port and Sherry company. Fleetwood Sandeman was the first Captain in 1883 at Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire, where the Sandeman family had a summer house, and Macdona arranged for Joseph Lloyd to become the first professional at Hayling where Lloyd helped lay out the first 9-hole course on the seafront. 'The General', as Lloyd was popularly known, left Hayling after two seasons. From 1895 to 1909 Lloyd spent his summers as the club professional at the Essex Country Club, in Manchester, Massachusetts (Donald Ross succeeded him as club professional there.) Lloyd retired from the Pau Golf Club in 1925.
Lloyd played in the 1896 U.S. Open, and lead at the halfway point, but finished a few strokes behind. In the 1897 tournament, he was trailing entering the final round, but an eagle at the par-5 18th hole gave him a one-stroke victory over Willie Anderson (who would later win four U.S. Opens).
|Year||Championship||18 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1897||U.S. Open||4 shot deficit||83-79=162||1 stroke||Willie Anderson|
|The Open Championship||T17||17||DNP||DNP||T20||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
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