Name:William Law 'Willie" Anderson
Lived:[1879-1910]. Born on Oct 21, 1879 in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. Died on Oct 25, 1910 in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (aged 31).
Original/Home Club:North Berwick, Scotland
Occupation:Professional golfer; club maker.
Played as the Western Open (Sept 16/17). Second-placed Stewart Gardner finished 9 shots behind defending champion Willie Anderson (Scot). [Skokie CC, Glencoe, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Western Open (June 18/19). Second-placed Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Willie Anderson (Scot). [Normandie GC, St Louis, Missouri].
The US Open (11th) (Sept 21/22). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Anderson (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. This was the last of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
The US Open (10th) (July 8/9). Second-placed Gilbert Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Willie Anderson (Scot). This was the third of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Glen View Club, Golf, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Western Open (June 30/July 1). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Willie Anderson (Scot). [Kent CC, Grand Rapids, Mich].
The US Open (9th) (June 26-29). Anderson (Scot) beat David Brown (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Anderson 82, Brown 84). This was the second of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Original Old course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
Played as the Western Open (Sept 16/17; first time as a 72-hole event). Second-placed Willie Smith (Scot) and W.H. "Bertie" Way (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Willie Anderson (Scot), who now held both the United States' "major" tournament titles - the US Open and Western Open. [Euclid Club, Cleveland, OH].
The US Open (7th) (June 14-17). Anderson (Scot) beat Alex Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Anderson 85, Smith 86). This was the first of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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