Who's who: David Brown

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Who's who: David Brown

  • Name:

    David Brown
  • Also known as:

  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1861-1936]. Born on May 6, 1861 in Musselburgh, Scotland. Died on July 8, 1936 in Inveresk, Scotland (aged 75).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Musselburgh Links (Old course)
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; roofing slater
  • Turned Pro:

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Open Championship (1886).

Did you know?

David "Deacon" Brown won the Open Championship in 1886, but only after he was called on to compete at the last minute to make up the numbers. After moving to the US, as a golf professional, he lost all his wealth during the Wall Street crash in 1929.

Top tournaments won by David Brown



Winner (holder)

Brown, David



Prize money


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The Open Championship (26th) (Nov 5). Second-placed Willie Campbell (Scot) finished 2 shots behind David "Davie" Brown (Scot). [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].

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