Name:Lawrence "Laurie" Auchterlonie
Lived:[1868-1948]. Born on Dec 8, 1868 in St Andrews, Scotland. Died on Jan 20, 1948 in St Andrews, Scotland (aged 80).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
MAJORS (1): US Open (1902). Multiple professional wins in Europe and America.
Laurie was the older brother of Willie Auchterlonie, who won the Open Championship in 1893. Laurie spent much of his life in the United States, representing Chicago GC when he won the US Open in 1902, and later serving as head professional at Glen View GC in Chicago.
The US Open (8th) (Oct 10/11). Second-placed Stewart Gardner (USA) and Walter Travis (USA, amateur) finished 6 shots behind Laurie Auchterlonie (Scot). [Garden City GC, Garden City, Long Island, NY].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 20; 36-hole event). Second-placed David Bell (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind Laurie Auchterlonie (Scot). [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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