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:

  • 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:


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MAJORS (1): The Open (1888).

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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.

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Winner (holder)

Burns, Jack



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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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