Lived:[1911-1990]. Born on Oct 11, 1911 in Portrush, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Died on Nov 18, 1990 in Belfast, N. Ireland (aged 79).
Original/Home Club:Rathmore GC (playing on the Valley course, Royal Portrush GC).
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Jack Hargreaves (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). This was the first televised golf event in the UK, broadcast by the BBC. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 17-20). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. This was Daly's third win in this event in six years, and, as in 1947, another win against van Donck in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the Lotus £1,500 Tournament (Aug 30-Sept 1). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
Played as the Manchester Evening Chronicle £1,500 Tournament (discontinued after this event). Second-placed Flory van Donck (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Defending champion Daly (N.Ire) beat Laurie Ayton Jr (Scot) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Dunlop-Southport £2000 Tournament. Fred Daly (N.Ire) beat Ted McNeill (N.Ire) by 10 shots in a 36-hole playoff (Daly 141, McNeill 151). [Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Ken Bousfield (Eng) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
The Open Championship (76th) (July 2-4). Second-placed Reginald W "Reg" Horne (Eng) and Frank Stranahan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daly (N.Ire). Daly became the first Irishman to lift the Claret Jug. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 24-27). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory Van Donck (Belg) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to become the first man since James Braid in 1905 to jointly hold the Open Championship and Professional match Play Championship titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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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