Who's who: Tom Kidd

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Who's who: Tom Kidd

  • Name:

    Thomas "Tom" Kidd Jr
  • Also known as:

    Young Tom Kidd
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • 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.
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1866

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1873).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Tom Kidd

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kidd, Tom

Score

179

Prize money

£11

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (13th) (Oct 4). Second-placed Jamie Anderson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Tom Kidd (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

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124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
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Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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