Name:Thomas "Tom" Kidd Jr
Also known as:Young Tom Kidd
Lived:[c.1848-1884]. Born c.1848 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Jan 16, 1884 in St Andrews (aged 35 or 36).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
Occupation:Golf caddie; professional golfer and teaching professional.
MAJORS (1): The Open (1873).
Young Tom Kidd, as he was known to distinguish him from his father Tom Kidd (who also caddied in St Andrews), is best known for winning the 1873 Open Championship. It was the first Open to be played in St Andrews. In winning The Open, Young Tom Kidd prevented his contemporary and fellow St Andrews native, Young Tom Morris, from claiming five Open Championship wins in a row.
Kidd, who came from a family of weavers turned golfers, was known in St Andrews for his flashy dressing and colourful garb, as well as his long-hitting golf game.
The Open Championship (13th) (Oct 4). Second-placed Jamie Anderson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Tom Kidd (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
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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