Name:Frederick Robertson "Fred" McLeod
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
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.].
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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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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