Who's who: 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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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

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Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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