Who's who: Ted Ray

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  • Photo of Ted Ray
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Who's who: Ted Ray

  • Name:

    Edward Rivers John "Ted" Ray
  • Country:

    Jersey
  • Lived:

    [1877-1943]. Born on April 6, 1877 in Marais, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. Died on Aug 26, 1943 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Jersey GC, Grouville.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1895

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): The Open (1912); US Open (1920). Ryder Cup captain (1927).

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Did you know?

Englishman Ted Ray, was the oldest winner of the US Open (1920), achieved when he was 43 years old. In 1990 Hale Irwin took over that record, winning the US Open at age 45. Ray captained Britain in the first official Ryder Cup in 1927.

Top tournaments won by Ted Ray

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ray, Ted

Score

288

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Daily Mail

Played as the Daily Mail £1000 Tournament. Second-placed Len Holland (Eng) and Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ray (Jersey). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1920
Majors
295 (+7)
$500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ray, Ted

Score

295 (+7)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (24th) (Aug 12/13). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey), Jack Burke (USA), Leo Diegel (USA) and Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Edward "Ted" Ray (Jersey). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].

1912
Majors
295
£50
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ray, Ted

Score

295

Prize money

£50

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (52nd) (June 24/25). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 4 shots behind Ray (Jersey). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

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