Who's who: Horace Rawlins

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  • Horace Rawlins Medal
  • Photo of Horace Rawlins
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  • Horace Rawlins Medal

Who's who: Horace Rawlins

  • Name:

    Horace Thomas Rawlins
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1874-1940]. Born on Aug 5, 1874 in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England. Died on Jan 22, 1935 in Reading, Berkshire (aged 60).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Isle of Wight GC (now closed).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1892

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1895).

Did you know?

Rawlins learnt his game at the now defunct Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club near Bembridge. The course on which he played occupied a peninsula of land that jutted into Bembridge Harbour. Although the course is no longer "in play", it is possible to stay in the former clubhouse, now a National Trust property.

Top tournaments won by Horace Rawlins

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Rawlins, Horace

Score

173

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

USGA

The inaugural US Open (Oct 4; contested by 10 professionals and one amateur). Second-placed Willie Dunn Jr (Scot), the favourite and defending champion from the unofficial event held the previous year, finished 2 shots behind Rawlins (Eng). Rawlins first prize was $200, although $50 was deducted for the cost of the winner's gold medal. [Newport CC, Rhode Island].

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