Who's who: Hugh Kirkaldy

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Who's who: Hugh Kirkaldy

  • Name:

    Hugh Kirkaldy
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1868-1897]. Born on June 5, 1868 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on April 4, 1897 in St Andrews (aged 28).
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews, Fife
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:


Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1891).

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Hugh Kirkaldy won the 1891 Open Championship, which was played in stormy weather at Troon. Finishing in second place, two shots back, were Willie Fernie (the 1983 champion) and Andrew Kirkaldy, Hugh's older brother. Jack Kirkaldy, the oldest of the three golfing brothers, had previously had a best place finish of third in the 1982 Open Championship. Hugh Kirkaldy died of TB (tuberculosis) aged just 28.

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Kirkaldy, Hugh



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The Open Championship (31st) (Oct 6). Second-placed Andrew Kirkaldy (Scot) and Willie Fernie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hugh Kirkaldy (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

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