Who's who: Jack Burns

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  • Photo of Jack Burns
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Who's who: Jack Burns

  • Name:

    John "Jack" Burns
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1859-1927]. Born on Jan 7, 1859 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Dec 18, 1927 in St Andrews (aged 68).
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews, Fife
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1877

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1888).

Did you know?

Former Scottish professional golfer who won the Open Championship in 1988 in his home town of St Andrews. He spent several years in Warwickshire in England as a club professional.

Top tournaments won by Jack Burns

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Burns, Jack

Score

171

Prize money

£8

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R&A

The Open Championship (28th) (Oct 6). Second-placed David "Davie" Anderson Jr (Scot) and Bernard "Ben" Sayers (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Burns (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

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