Who's who: Fred McLeod

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Who's who: Fred McLeod

  • Name:

    Frederick Robertson "Fred" McLeod
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1882-1976]. Born on April 25, 1882 in North Berwick, East Lothian. Died on May 8, 1976 in Washington, D.C. (aged 94).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bass Rock GC, North Berwick
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1899

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1908). Ryder Cup player (1926) (called the Anglo-American Match and the forerunner to the official Ryder Cup which was first presented in 1927).

Top tournaments won by Fred McLeod

1938
America
154 (+10)
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McLeod, Fred

Score

154 (+10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. McLeod (Scot/USA) beat Otto Hackbarth (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (McLeod 80, Hackbarth 82). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McLeod, Fred

Score

293

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 29/30). Second-placed Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA) and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina; opening 36-holes on No.3 Course].

1912
America
313
$200
Charles C. Worthington

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McLeod, Fred

Score

313

Prize money

$200

Title sponsor

Charles C. Worthington

Played as the inaugural Shawnee Open (July 19/20). Second-placed Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 2 shots behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA), who was nicknamed the "Little Wasp". [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania. At the time the Inn was called the Buckwood Inn; renamed in 1943 as the Shawnee Inn].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McLeod, Fred

Score

148

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (April 3; 36-hole open event, held alongside the ninth edition of the United North & South Amateur Championship). Second-placed Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 4 shots behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA). The first time in its eight-year history that this open event was not won by Donald Ross or his younger brother Alec. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1908
Majors
322
$300
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McLeod, Fred

Score

322

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (14th) (Aug 27-29). McLeod (Scot/USA) beat Willie Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (McLeod 77, Smith 83). [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].

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