William Auchterlonie

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Willie Auchterlonie
Willie Auchterlonie - c. 1897.PNG
Auchterlonie, c. 1897
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Auchterlonie
NicknameWillie
Born(1872-08-07)7 August 1872
St Andrews, Scotland
Died27 February 1963(1963-02-27) (aged 90)
Kirkaldy, Scotland
Nationality Scotland
Career
StatusProfessional
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1893

William "Willie" Auchterlonie (7 August 1872[1] – 27 February 1963[2][3][4][5]) was a Scottish professional golfer. He was a native of St Andrews. He won the 1893 Open Championship[6] at the age of 21 years and 25 days and he remains the second youngest Open Champion after Tom Morris, Jnr, but it was to prove to be his only Open. His brother, Laurie Auchterlonie, won the 1902 U.S. Open.

Auchterlonie was honorary professional to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews for nearly a quarter of a century. He had begun his working life as an apprentice to the club makers R. Forgan & Son[7] and he ran club making businesses for most of his adult life. There is still a golf shop called Auchterlonie's in St Andrews. He was involved in golf course design.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1893 The Open Championship 1 shot lead 78-81-81-82=322 2 strokes Scotland Johnny Laidlay (a)

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
The Open Championship T18 T8 1 T23 T31 T12 T18 CUT
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910
The Open Championship 5 T29 T38 T45 CUT CUT T28

Note: Auchterlonie only played in The Open Championship.

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Births in the United District of St Andrews and St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Births 453/00 0129. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Deaths in the District of Kirkcaldy in the County of Fife". Statutory Deaths 442/00 0145. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92145047
  4. ^ http://www.familypursuit.com/genealogy/auchterlonie_william/william-penn-auchterlonie-b.1872-d.1963-1
  5. ^ "Obituary - Willie Auchterlonie - The grand old man of golf". The Glasgow Herald. 28 February 1963. p. 7.
  6. ^ "Prestwick — 1893". opengolf.com. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  7. ^ "D & W Auchterlonie". golfclubsequipment.com. Retrieved 8 November 2015.