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Name: - Fred Daly
Country: - Ireland
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Occupation: - Professional golfer
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Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : The Open (1947). Irish Open (1946). Ryder Cups (1947, 1949, 1951, 1953).

Top tournaments won by Fred Daly

1952Men EuropeBritish Match PlayWalton Heath4 & 3£750
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 17-20). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. This was Daly's third win in this event in six years, and, as in 1947, another win against van Donck in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
1952Men EuropeDaks TournamentWentworth Club280£400
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Jack Hargreaves (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). This was the first televised golf event in the UK, broadcast by the BBC. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1950Men EuropeLotus TournamentMoortown278£350
Played as the Lotus £1,500 Tournament. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Daly (N.Ire). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
1949Men EuropeManchester Eve Chron.Mere277£350
Played as the Manchester Evening Chronicle £1,500 Tournament (discontinued after this event). Second-placed Flory van Donck (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].
1948Men EuropeBritish Match PlayRoyal Birkdale4 & 3£750
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Defending champion Daly (N.Ire) beat Laurie Ayton Jr (Scot) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1948Men EuropeDunlop-Southport T'mentSouthport & Ainsdale290£350
Played as the Dunlop-Southport £2000 Tournament. Fred Daly (N.Ire) beat Ted McNeill (N.Ire) by 10 shots in a 36-hole playoff (Daly 141, McNeill 151). [Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1948Men EuropePenfold TournamentGleneagles273£200
Played as the Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Ken Bousfield (Eng) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
1947Men EuropeBritish Match PlayRoyal Lytham3 & 2£750
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 24-27). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory Van Donck (Belg) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to become the first man since James Braid in 1905 to jointly hold the Open Championship and Professional match Play Championship titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1947Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Liverpool293 (+5)£150
The Open Championship (76th) (July 2-4). Second-placed Reginald W "Reg" Horne (Eng) and Frank Stranahan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daly (N.Ire). Daly became the first Irishman to lift the Claret Jug. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1946Men EuropeIrish OpenPortmarnock288x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].


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