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Eric Brown (golfer)

Eric Chalmers Brown (15 February 1925 – 6 March 1986)[1] was a Scottish professional golfer.[2][3]

Eric Brown
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Personal information
Full nameEric Chalmers Brown
Born(1925-02-15)15 February 1925
Bathgate, Scotland
Died6 March 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 61)
Nationality Scotland
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins26
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship3rd/T3: 1957, 1958
PGA ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Harry Vardon Trophy1957

Brown was born in Bathgate and played at the local golf course.[4][5] He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969[6] and 1971.[7] He won the Scottish PGA Championship eight times between 1956 and 1968.[8]

Contents

Amateur winsEdit

This list may be incomplete.

Professional wins (26)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT 23 T40 T9 T9 T12 3 T3 WD
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
The Open Championship T9 T5 T34 CUT CUT T17 T23 T43 T18 T16 T32 T40

Note: Brown only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annual Obituary 1986, (page 145), ISBN 1-55862-013-3
  2. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.
  3. ^ Sporting Heroes - Eric Brown
  4. ^ Bathgate Golf Club history
  5. ^ The Bathgate Book, (page 201), ISBN 978-0-9541426-0-5
  6. ^ 1969 Ryder Cup
  7. ^ 1971 Ryder Cup
  8. ^ Scottish PGA Championship Honour Roll Archived 2010-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.

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