Sid Brews

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Sid Brews
Personal information
Full name Sydney Francis Brews
Born 29 May 1899
Blackheath, London, England
Died 1972
Nationality  England
 South Africa
Turned professional 1914
Professional wins 32
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 26 (4th all time)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T21: 1935
The Open Championship 2nd: 1934
PGA Championship DNP

Sydney Francis "Sid" Brews (29 May 1899 – 1972) was a South African professional golfer.

Brews was born in Blackheath, London, England. He turned pro in 1914 and emigrated to South Africa in 1924. He won the South African Open title a total of eight times between 1925 and 1952, when he became the tournament's oldest-ever champion aged 53. He also won the South African PGA Championship six times. His brother Jock Brews won the South African Open four times.

He enjoyed considerable success outside of South Africa. In 1934, probably his finest year, he finished second in the British Open to Henry Cotton, and won both the French Open and Dutch Open championships. He would retain both of those titles in 1935.

Tournament wins (32)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (26)[edit]

Note: These wins pre-date the Sunshine Tour. However, in the List of golfers with most Sunshine Tour wins, Sid Brews is credited with 26. These are the 26 tournaments.

Other wins (6)[edit]

this list is incomplete

Team appearances[edit]

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