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Name: - Willie Smith
Country: - Scotland
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Occupation: - Professional golfer
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Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US Open (1899)


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Brother of Alex Smith, who was twice the US Open winner (1906, 1910).


Top tournaments won by Willie Smith

1899Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Glen View Club156$150
Played as the inaugural Western Open. Smith (Scot) beat Laurie Auchterlonie (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Smith 74, Auchterlonie 84). [Glen View Club, Golf, nr Chicago, IL].
1899Men MajorsUS OpenBaltimore CC315$150
The US Open (5th) (Sept 14/15). Second-placed George Low (Scot), Val Fitzjohn and W.H. "Bertie" Way finished 11 shots behind Smith (Scot). [Roland Park course, Baltimore CC, Lutherville, Maryland. This course closed in 1962].

 

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