Alexander Ross (15 September 1879 – 25 June 1952), generally known as Alec Ross and sometimes as Alex or Aleck, was a Scottish professional golfer. He was a native of Dornoch and learned his golf in his home country, but like many British professional golfers of his era he spent many years working as a club professional in the United States. While employed by the Brae Burn Country Club, near Boston, he won the 1907 U.S. Open at the St. Martin's course at Philadelphia Cricket Club. He competed in the U.S. Open seventeen times in total, and finished in the top-10 five times. His other tournament wins include the North and South Open six times (1902, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1915), the Massachusetts Open six times (1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912) and the Swiss Open three times (1923, 1925, 1926).
|Full name||Alexander Ross|
|Born||15 September 1879|
|Died||25 June 1952 (aged 72)|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1907|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Ross's older brother Donald also moved to the U.S. and was one of the most celebrated of all golf course designers. Alec was the professional at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan for 31 years. He died in Miami, Florida.
Note: This list may be incomplete.
- 1902 North and South Open
- 1904 North and South Open
- 1906 Massachusetts Open
- 1907 U.S. Open, North and South Open, Massachusetts Open
- 1908 North and South Open, Massachusetts Open
- 1909 Massachusetts Open
- 1910 North and South Open, Massachusetts Open
- 1912 Massachusetts Open
- 1915 North and South Open
- 1923 Swiss Open
- 1925 Swiss Open
- 1926 Swiss Open
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1907||U.S. Open||2 shot deficit||76-74-76-76=302||2 strokes||Gilbert Nicholls|
Note: Ross played only in the U.S. Open.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- "Births in the District of Dornoch in the County of Sutherland". Statutory Births 047/00 0047. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Alexander Ross obituary, The New York Times, 26 June 1952
- "Open Golf Champion". The Saint Paul Globe. Minnesota. 12 October 1902. Retrieved 26 August 2015.