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Dai Rees (born Fontygary, Wales, 31 March 1913) was one of the Britain's leading golfers either side of World War II. National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-twentieth-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe...


Rees is most remembered as the captain of the Great Britain team which defeated the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire, England in 1957. The score was a decisive 7.5-4.5. This was the only defeat which the U.S. suffered in the competition between 1933 and 1985, and the last achieved by Britain's golfers without the assistance of the rest of Europe. Following this triumph he won Britain's best known sports award, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, for 1957. In 1958 he was made a CBE, an rare honour for a sportsman. Rees played in nine Ryder Cups in total, and was selected for the aborted 1939 Cup. He has a 7-9-1 win-loss-draw record, which was well above average for a British player in an era when the British team suffered many heavy defeats. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The White Yorkshire rose. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has been given to one British sportsperson each year since 1954. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand...


In individual events, Rees' wins included four British PGA Championships. He didn't win a major, but he was runner up in The Open Championship in 1953, 1954 and 1961. This is as well as any Welshman has yet finished in The Open. The PGA European Tour was established in 1970 and Rees was a member for the first few seasons, but by then he was past his best. A keen Arsenal fan, he was involved in a car crash on his way back from watching his team play a match, and failed to recover from his injuries, dying some months later. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are a football club based in north London. ...


Ryder Cup appearances: 1937, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961


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Dai Rees at AllExperts (344 words)
Dai Rees (31 March 1913 – September 10, 1983) was one of the Britain's leading golfers either side of World War II.
Rees is most remembered as the captain of the Great Britain team which defeated the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire, England in 1957.
The European Tour was established in 1972 and Rees was a member for the first few seasons, but by then he was past his best.
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