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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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