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Harry Vardon won six Open Championships and one U.S Open

Harry Vardon won six Open Championships and one U.S Open

Equipped with a near flawless swing that he taught himself and a scrappy confidence that carried him to a record six Open Championship titles and one U.S. Open, Harry Vardon was one of golf’s most significant champions since Young Tom Morris. With no formal training, Vardon’s unique approach and demanding practice schedule facilitated his launch

Three-time Open Champion Henry Cotton served in the Royal Air Force during World War II

Unlike many professionals of his day who came from humble origins, three-time Open Champion Henry Cotton was born into an upper middle-class English family. He found his way to golf at the age of 13 after abandoning cricket. At 17, Cotton turned professional. After tying for 7th at St Andrews in 1933 and several other

Gary Player boasted three Open Championships among his nine majors

After winning his first Open Championship in 1959 at Muirfield, followed by a Masters title, a PGA Championship and a U.S. Open in the 1960s, South African golf legend Gary Player faced one of the strongest Open Championship fields ever assembled at Carnoustie in 1968. Read More