Name:Ernest Robert Whitcombe
Lived:[1890-1971]. Born on Oct 17, 1890 in Berrow, nr Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Died on July 14, 1971 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Original/Home Club:Came Down GC, Dorset.
Played as the Irish Open. Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) beat his younger brother Reg Whitcombe (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff (Ernest 148, Reg 151). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
Played as the inaugural Dunlop-Metropolitan £500 Tournament (aka The Champion of Champions). Second-placed Jack Busson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [New course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News 1000 Guineas Tournament (May 21-23). Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) beat Tom Barber (Eng) at the 39th hole in the final. [Sand Moor GC, Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Auguste Boyer (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Golf de Dieppe-Pourville, Dieppe, Normandy].
Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 21). Second-placed Charles Whitcombe (Eng) finished 6 shots behind his older brother Ernest Whitcombe (Eng). [Koninklijke (Royal) Haagsche G&CC, Wassenaar, nr The Hague].
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Archie Comptson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
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Played as the Yorkshire Evening News 1000 Guineas Tournament (July 28-30). Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) beat Herbert Jolly (Guernsey) 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Headingley GC, Adel, nr Leeds, West Yorkshire].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 7-10). Whitcombe (Eng) beat George Gadd (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [St George's Hill GC, Weybridge, Surrey].
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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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