Who's who: Cyril Walker

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Who's who: Cyril Walker

  • Name:

    Cyril Walker
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1892-1948]. Born on Sept 18, 1892 in Manchester, England. Died on Aug 6, 1948 in Hackensack, New Jersey (aged 55).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Club pro and professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1910

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1924). Six wins on the American professional circuit.

Did you know?

A diminutive figure, abrasive personality and slow pace of play did not make Walker one of the most popular characters on the emerging professional tournament circuit in the post-First World War era.

He recorded six professional circuit wins, including the US Open in 1924 at Oakland Hills CC in Detroit. Tied with Jones for the lead after three rounds, Walker outplayed the legendary amateur in the final round to take the title by three shots.

Whereas Jones went on to greater things, Walker drifted into a life of alcoholism, obscurity and destitution. His toiled for a few dollars as a caddie in Miami, sleeping in Salvation Army hostels. Aged 55, he died in 1948 in a New Jersey jail cell, where he had gone for shelter and a bed for the night.

Top tournaments won by Cyril Walker

1924
Majors
297 (+9)
$500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Walker, Cyril

Score

297 (+9)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (28th) (June 5/6). Second-placed Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) finished 3 shots behind Walker (Eng). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].

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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.
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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.

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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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