Name:Alexander "Sandy" Herd
Lived:[1868-1944]. Born on April 24, 1868 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Feb 18, 1944 in Moor Park, Hertfordshire (aged 75).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
MAJORS (1): The Open (1902)
Brother of Fred Herd (who won the US Open in 1898).
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 21-24). Alexander 'Sandy' Herd (Scot) beat Jack Bloxham (Eng) at the 38th hole in the final. Herd recorded his second win in this event, coming 20 years after his first. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 2-4). Herd (Scot) beat Charles Mayo (Eng) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England].
The Open Championship (42nd) (June 4/5). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) and James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Alex (Sandy) Herd (Scot). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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