Who's who in golf - Arnaud Massy


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Name: - Arnaud Massy
Country: - France
Lived : - 1877 - 1951
Original Home/Club: - Biarritz, France
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : The Open (1907)


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Massy is remembered as a " Frenchman with the soul of a Scot ". He is the only Frenchman (to date) to win the British Open (1907) - although Jean van de Velde came very close in 1999.


Top tournaments won by Arnaud Massy

1928Men EuropeSpanish OpenPuerta de Hierro278x
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by defending champion Arnaud Massy (Fra). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
1927Men EuropeSpanish OpenPuerta de Hierroxx
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Arnaud Massy (Fra). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
1925Men EuropeFrench OpenChantilly291x
Played as the Open de France. Massy (Fra) beat Archie Compston (Eng) by 7 shots in a 36-hole playoff (Massy 143, Compston 150). This was the last of four French Open wins for Massy. [Vineuil course, Golf de Chantilly, nr Paris].
1912Men EuropeSpanish OpenPuerta de Hierroxx
Played as the inaugural Spanish Open. Europe's fifth oldest National Open Championship, behind The Open Championship (1860), French Open (1906), Belgian Open (1910) and German Open (1911). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
1911Men EuropeFrench OpenLa Boulie284x
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 7 shots behind Massy (Fra). This was the third of four French Open wins for Massy. [La Vallée course, La Boulie GC (RCF), Versailles, nr Paris].
1910Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal GC of Belgium139
Played as the inaugural Belgian Open (June 2). Second-placed Sandy Herd (Scot) and Harry Vardon (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Massy (Fra). There were 20 entries for the event. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1907Men EuropeFrench OpenLa Boulie294x
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Jean Gassiat (Fra) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Massy (Fra). This was the second of four French Open wins for Massy. [La Vallée course, La Boulie GC (RCF), Versailles, nr Paris].
1907Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Liverpool312£30
The Open Championship (47th) (June 20/21). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Massy (Fra), the first player from outside Great Britain to win the Open Championship. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1906Men EuropeFrench OpenLa Boulie292x
Played as the inaugural Open de France. Europe's second oldest National Open Championship, behind The Open Championship (1860). Tom Vardon (Jersey, Harry Vardon's brother) finished in second place behind Massy (Fra). This was the first of four French Open wins for Massy. [La Vallée course, La Boulie GC (RCF), Versailles, nr Paris].

 

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