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.].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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