Name:The Hon. Michael Scott
Lived:[1878-1959]. Born on Aug 31, 1878 in Corfe Castle, Dorset. Died on Jan 9, 1959 in St Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands (aged 80).
Amateur MAJORS (1): British Amateur (1933). Australian Amateur champion (1905, '07, 09, '10). Australian Open champion (1904, '07). French Amateur champion (1912, '22). Numerous other prestigious amateur titles, mainly in Australia.
The Honorable Michael Scott, son of John Scott 3rd Earl of Eldon, was the youngest of seven children. He emigrated to Australia in his 20s, where he enjoyed great success as an amateur golfer. He captured the first ever Australian Open title in 1904, and won again in 1907. Among his many achievements, he also won The Amateur Championship in 1933 at Royal Liverpool (at 54 years the oldest player ever to have done so), and two French Amateur Championship titles (1912 and 1922).
The Amateur Championship (44th). Scott (Eng) beat T.A. Bourne (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the Australian Open (Sept 26/27). Second-placed Dan Soutar (Scot/Aus) finished 8 shots behind the Hon. Michael Scott (Eng, amateur). [Sandringham course, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus. This course no longer exists; it lay to the north and west of RMGC's current West course].
Played as the inaugural Australian Open (Sept 2/3). Second-placed H.L. Hyland (amateur) finished 8 shots behind the Hon. Michael Scott (Eng, amateur). [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
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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