Sid Brews

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Sid Brews
Personal information
Full nameSydney Francis Brews
Born29 May 1899
Blackheath, London, England
Died1972
Nationality England
 South Africa
Career
Turned professional1914
Professional wins32
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour26 (4th all time)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT21: 1935
The Open Championship2nd: 1934
PGA ChampionshipDNP

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]

Note: This list is incomplete.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T61 T53 T22 T18
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938
U.S. Open T21
The Open Championship 2 T31 T13

Note: Brews only played in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

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