Who's who: Fred Herd

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Who's who: Fred Herd

  • Name:

    Frederick "Fred" Herd
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1873-1954]. Born on Nov 26, 1873 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on March 14, 1954 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England (aged 80).
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews, Fife
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1898)

Did you know?

Upon winning the US Open in 1898, Fred Herd, brother of scottish professional Sandy Herd, was refused permission to take the trophy away until a deposit was secured. The golf professionals at this time had a reputation for hard drinking and less than perfect behaviour.

Top tournaments won by Fred Herd

1898
Majors
328
$150
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Herd, Fred

Score

328

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (4th) (June 17/18). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 7 shots behind Herd (Scot). The first time the US Open was played over 72 holes rather than 36. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].

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