Who's who: Jack Simpson

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Who's who: Jack Simpson

  • Name:

    John "Jack" Simpson
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1859-1895]. Born on Dec 29, 1859 in Earlsferry, Fife. Died on July 9, 1895 in Edinburgh, Scotland (aged 35).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Elie (Earlsferry Links)
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; club maker.
  • Turned Pro:


Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1884).

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Simpson was one of six golfing brothers. Apart fom his Open Championship win in 1884 at Prestwick, he was better known as a clubmaker than a tournament professional. He died of typhoid at the age of 35.

Top tournaments won by Jack Simpson




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Simpson, Jack



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The Open Championship (24th) (Oct 3). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) and Douglas Rolland (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Simpson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].

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