Who's who: Arnaud Massy

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Who's who: Arnaud Massy

  • Name:

    Arnaud George Watson Massy
  • Country:

    France
  • Lived:

    [1877-1951]. Born on July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, France. Died on April 16, 1950 in Étretat, Normandy, France (aged 72).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Biarritz GC "Le Phare"
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1895

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1907)

Did you know?

Massy is remembered as a " Frenchman with the soul of a Scot ". He is the only Frenchman (to date) to win the British Open (1907) - although Jean van de Velde came very close in 1999.

Top tournaments won by Arnaud Massy

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

278

Prize money

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Played as the Spanish Open. Won by defending champion Arnaud Massy (Fra). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

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Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Arnaud Massy (Fra). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

1925
Europe
Chantilly (Veneuil)
291
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Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Venue

Chantilly (Veneuil)

Score

291

Prize money

Title sponsor

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Played as the Open de France. Massy (Fra) beat Archie Compston (Eng) by 7 shots in a 36-hole playoff (Massy 143, Compston 150). This was the last of four French Open wins for Massy. [Vineuil course, Golf de Chantilly, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

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Played as the inaugural Spanish Open. Europe's fifth oldest National Open Championship, behind The Open Championship (1860), French Open (1906), Belgian Open (1910) and German Open (1911). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 7 shots behind Massy (Fra). This was the third of four French Open wins for Massy. [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

139

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Belgian Open (June 2). Second-placed Sandy Herd (Scot) and Harry Vardon (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Massy (Fra). There were 20 entries for the event. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

312

Prize money

£30

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (47th) (June 20/21). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Massy (Fra), the first player from outside Great Britain to win the Open Championship. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

294

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Jean Gassiat (Fra) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Massy (Fra). This was the second of four French Open wins for Massy. [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massy, Arnaud

Score

292

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Open de France. Europe's second oldest National Open Championship, behind The Open Championship (1860). Tom Vardon (Jersey, Harry Vardon's brother) finished in second place behind Massy (Fra). This was the first of four French Open wins for Massy. [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].

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