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Encyclopedia > Bob Ferguson (golfer)

Robert, or as he was usually known Bob Ferguson (1848-1915), was a Scottish golfer who won a hat-trick of titles at The Open Championship in 1880, 1881 and 1882. He was especially noted for his putting. He is one of only four men who have won The Open three years in a row. The prize for his first win was £7. Image File history File links 1880-82_Open_Champion_Bob_Ferguson. ... Image File history File links 1880-82_Open_Champion_Bob_Ferguson. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... For details of notes and coins, see British coinage and British banknotes. ...

Ferguson was a native of Musselburgh, which was then one of the three venues in the Open Championship rotation. He started caddying at the age of eight and played his first competition at Leith when he was eighteen. His playing career was cut short by a bout of typhoid and he became the Custodian of Links at Musselburgh. Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth seven miles east of Edinburgh city centre and is a strong contender for the title of Scotlands oldest town. ... Former Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored at Leith harbour. ... This is about the disease typhoid fever. ...

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