Who's who: Michael Scott

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  • Photo of Michael Scott
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Who's who: Michael Scott

  • Name:

    The Hon. Michael Scott
  • Country:

    England
  • 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).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Amateur golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    n/a

Roll of Honour

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.

Did you know?

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).

Top tournaments won by Michael Scott

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Scott, Michael

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (44th). Scott (Eng) beat T.A. Bourne (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Michael

Score

318

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Michael

Score

315

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

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].

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