Who's who: Alec Ross

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Who's who: Alec Ross

  • Name:

    Alexander "Alec" Ross
  • Also known as:

    Alex; Aleck
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1879-1952]. Born on Sept 15, 1879 in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland. Died on June 25, 1952 in Miami, Florida (aged 72).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Dornoch GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1899

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1907)

Did you know?

Alec and brother Donald were born in Dornoch in Scotland and later emigrated to the USA. Alec won many top level tournaments in the US, including the US Open in 1907 at Philadelphia Cricket Club, and the prestigious North & South Open on six occasions. Brother Donald became one of the USA's most celebrated golf course designers.

Top tournaments won by Alec Ross

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Venue

Lucerne

Score

145

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Won by defending champion Alec Ross (Scot). [Lucerne GC, Lucerne, Switzerland].

1925
Europe
Engadine (Samedan)
148
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Venue

Engadine (Samedan)

Score

148

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Won by Alec Ross (Scot). [Samedan course, Engadine GC, Samedan, nr St Moritz].

1923
Europe
Engadine (Samedan)
149
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Venue

Engadine (Samedan)

Score

149

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Swiss Open. Won by Alec Ross (Scot). [Samedan course, Engadine GC, Samedan, nr St Moritz].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

146

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 27; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Francis Ouimet (USA, amateur) finished 3 shots behind Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), who recorded the last of his six wins in this event. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

141

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 28; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 3 shots behind Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), who recorded the fifth of his six wins in this even. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

143

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (April 4; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Bernard "Ben" Nicholls (Eng/USA; older brother of Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), who recorded the fourth of his six wins in this event. Alec's brother Donald Ross was 3 shots further back in third. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

152

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (April 6; 36-hole one-day event). Reversing the first-second order of the previous two years, Donald Ross (Scot/USA) finished in second place behind his younger brother Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), who recorded his third win in this event. [No.1 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1907
Majors
Philadelphia Cricket Club
302
$300
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Venue

Philadelphia Cricket Club

Score

302

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (13th) (June 20/21). Second-placed Gilbert Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 2 shots behind Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), brother of Donald Ross. [St Martin's course, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA. Original 18-hole course now reduced to 9-holes].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

152

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (April 9; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Jack Hobens (Scot/USA) finished 5 shots behind Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot) in a 16-hole playoff (Ross 69, Hobens 74). Both players were tied after the 36-holes of regulation play on 152. Ross won this event for the second time in three years. [No.1 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ross, Alec

Score

75

Prize money

$50

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural North & South Open (April 11; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Donald Ross (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind his younger brother Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot). [No.1 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

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