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Stewart Burns (born 1899) was a Scottish professional golfer. He was in the Great Britain team for the 1929 Ryder Cup but did not play in any matches. He was Scottish Professional Champion three times.

Stewart Burns
Personal information
Stirling, Scotland
Nationality Scotland
Professional wins4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship16th: 1928

Early lifeEdit

Burns was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1899.[1]

Golf careerEdit

He won the Scottish Professional Championship in 1925, 1927 and 1928.[2]

His best performance in The Open Championship was at Sandwich in 1928 where he was tied for 6th place after two rounds. A third round of 75 improved his position to a tie for 5th place but a final round of 83 dropped him to 16th place.

The team for the 1929 Ryder Cup was selected in January 1929.[3] With his performance in the 1928 Open and his three wins in the Scottish Professional Championship Burns was chosen as one of the ten-man team. It was originally planned that, as in 1927, only eight players should be used by each team, the same players being used in the foursomes and singles. However, Hagan, the American captain, wished to use all 10 of his players. This was agreed to, although Duncan, the British captain, announced that he would only select eight as originally intended.[4] Burns and Percy Alliss were left out of the British and did not play.

He spent most of his life in Scotland but was professional at Hendon Golf Club near London from 1929 to 1933.[1]

Tournament winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
The Open Championship T56 CUT 16 T49 T24 CUT T62 T37 CUT

Note: Burns only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit


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  3. ^ "The Ryder Cup Team". The Times. 15 January 1929. p. 7.
  4. ^ "The Ryder Cup". The Times. 24 April 1929. p. 7.