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MAJORS [1] : The Open (1938). Ryder Cups (1929, 1931, 1935).


Top tournaments won by Reg Whitcombe

1947Men EuropePenfold TournamentStoke Park270£120
Played as the Penfold Tournament. The competiton ended in a three-way tie between Dai Rees (Wales), Reg Whitcombe (Eng) and Norman Von Nida (Aus), who were all declared winners. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
1946Men EuropeLotus TournamentStoke Park280£350
Played as the inaugural Lotus £1,500 Tournament. Second-placed Tom Haliburton (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
1939Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr27 ptsx
Whitcombe (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1939 Order of Merit winner. Award based on a points system for finishes in the season's top professional events. In previous and subsequent years, the Trophy was awarded for the lowest scoring average. If this method had been used in 1939, Sam King (Eng), with an average of 72.87, would have prevailed over Whitcombe (73.00).
1938Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal St George's295 (+7)£100
The Open Championship (73rd) (July 6-8). Second-placed James "Jimmy" Adams (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1936Men EuropeIrish OpenRoyal Dublin281x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed William H. "Bill" Davies (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng), the third of the three Whitcombe brothers to win the Irish Open. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1934Men EuropePenfold TournamentFairhaven284£150
Played as the Penfold-Fairhaven Tournament (for the last time until 1946). Whitcombe (Eng) beat Mark Seymour (Eng) after both players shot 142 in a 36-hole playoff. Another nine holes was needed, in which Whitcombe's 34 beat Seymour's 36. [Fairhaven GC, Lytham, Lancs].

 

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