Who's who: Bob Ferguson

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  • Photo of Bob Ferguson
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Who's who: Bob Ferguson

  • Name:

    Robert "Bob" Ferguson
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1848-1915]. Born c.1846 in Musseburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. Died on May 19, 1915 in Musselburgh, Scotland (aged 69).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Musselburgh Links (Old course)
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1866

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): The Open (1880, '81, '82).

Did you know?

In the 1860s and 1870s Ferguson often paired-up with fellow Musselburgh player Willie Park Sr in "stakes matches". They played against the likes of the St Andrews father-son team of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris. After his competitive playing days, Ferguson took on the custodieanship of the Musselburgh Old Links.

Top tournaments won by Bob Ferguson

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ferguson, Bob

Score

171

Prize money

£12

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (22nd) (Sept 30). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Robert "Bob" Ferguson (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

1881
Majors
170
£8
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ferguson, Bob

Score

170

Prize money

£8

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (21st) (Oct 14). Second-placed Jamie Anderson (Scot) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Ferguson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ferguson, Bob

Score

162

Prize money

£8

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (20th) (April 9). Second-placed Peter Paxton (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Ferguson (Scot). This was the first of Ferguson's three consecutive Open wins. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].

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