Hugh Kirkaldy

Hugh Kirkaldy (5 June 1868 – 4 April 1897) was a Scottish professional golfer who played in the late 19th century. He won the 1891 Open Championship.

Scottish professional golfer
Hugh Kirkaldy

Kirkaldy, c.1895
Personal information
Born (1868-06-05)5 June 1868
St Andrews, Scotland
Died 4 April 1897(1897-04-04) (aged 28)
St Andrews, Scotland
Sporting nationality  Scotland
Turned professional c.1885
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
The Open Championship Won: 1891

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Kirkaldy was born on 5 June 1868 at St Andrews, Scotland.[1] His brothers, Andrew and Jack, were also professional golfers.

He won the 1891 Open Championship,[2] which was played over the Old Course at St Andrews. The tournament was played in October, in rough weather, and his winning score was 166 for 36 holes. He beat his brother Andrew and Willie Fernie of Troon by two shots. It was the last Open Championship contested over 36 holes.

On 4 April 1897, just six years after winning the 1891 Open Championship, he died of phthisis pulmonalis at the age of 28.[3][4][5]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1891 The Open Championship 1 shot lead 83-83=166 2 strokes Willie Fernie, Andrew Kirkaldy

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