Who's who: Willie Auchterlonie

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  • Photo of Willie Auchterlonie
  • Photo of Willie Auchterlonie
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  • Photo of Willie Auchterlonie

Who's who: Willie Auchterlonie

  • Name:

    William "Willie" Auchterlonie
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1872-1963]. Born on Aug 7, 1872 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Feb 27, 1963 in Kirkaldy, Fife (aged 90).
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews, Fife
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf club and ball maker; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Open Championship (1893).

Did you know?

Brother of Laurie Auchterlonie (who won the US Open in 1902). Willie was one of the youngest winners of the Open Championship, and also one of the last resident Scots to have done so. In his day, Willie dominated the club-making business, winning The Open with clubs he personally made.

Top tournaments won by Willie Auchterlonie



Winner (holder)

Auchterlonie, Willie



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The Open Championship (33rd) (Aug 31/Sep 1). Second-placed John Laidlay (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Aucterlonie (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].

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