Who's who: Bob Martin

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

  • Name:

    Robert "Bob" Martin
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1853-1917]. Born c.1853 in Cupar, Fife. Died on March 9, 1917 in Strathkiness, Fife (aged 64).
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews, Fife
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1870

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): The Open (1876, 1885).

Did you know?

A journeyman professional, Martin won the Open Championship on two occasions (1876 and 1885), both times on his home course of St Andrews.

Top tournaments won by Bob Martin

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Martin, Bob

Score

171

Prize money

£10

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (25th) (Oct 3). Second-placed Archie Simpson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Bob Martin (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Martin, Bob

Score

176

Prize money

£10

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (16th) (Sept 30). The Claret Jug was awarded to Bob Martin (Scot) when David Strath (Scot) refused a playoff after they tied on 176 strokes apiece. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

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