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Fred McLeod
Fred McLeod

Frederick Robertson McLeod (25 April 18828 May 1976) was a Scottish-American golfer who had a distinguished career in the United States, which included victory in the 1908 U.S. Open. He was born in Kirk Ports, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Scottish Americans or Scots Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates in the northwest European nation of Scotland. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... This article is about the town in Scotland. ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a lieutenancy Area. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II...


McLeod's mother was English and his father was a Scotsman from Skye, Highland, who was employed as the manager of a temperance book stall and also worked as a caddy. McLeod began his working life as a postman at the age of fourteen. At seventeen he joined the Bass Rock Golf Club in North Berwick, which was a club for artisans. It did not have its own course and the members played on a public links. McLeod soon had some success in local competitions, and in 1903 he left for the United States to try his luck as a golf professional there, a route followed by many other Scots around that time as the golf clubs which were springing up rapidly in the U.S. had no experienced local professionals on whom they could call. He quickly found employment at the Rockford Country Club in Illinois, and later worked at several other clubs. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 1st  - Total 30,659 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Inverness ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD ONS code 00QT Demographics Population Ranked 7th  - Total (2005) 213,590  - Density 8 / km² Politics The Highland Council http://www. ... A cartoon from Australia ca. ... In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ... Bass Rock from North Berwick. ... An artisan, also called a craftsman,[1] is a skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft. ... A links golf course, sometimes referred to as a seaside links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Despite not having been a leading player in Scotland, McLeod soon made a name for himself as a first rate tournament player in the U.S. He entered his first U.S. Open within weeks of his arrival in America, and later that year he was fifth at the Western Open. He won the Riverside Open in 1905 and the Western PGA Championship in both 1905 and 1907. The principal achievement of his career was his victory in the 1908 U.S. Open at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He was level with Willie Smith after four rounds, but won the playoff by 77 shots to 83. McLeod was five feet four inches tall, and at the end of the tournament he was weighed at 7 stone 10 pounds (108 pounds, 49 kilograms), making him the smallest man ever to take the title. He competed in the U.S. Open twenty-two times and had eight top ten finishes. The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... // BMW Championship . ... Myopia Hunt Club is a private country club at 435 Bay Road in South Hamilton, Massachusetts founded in 1882. ... South Hamilton is a district within Hamilton, Massachusetts that is home to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an interdenominational, evangelical seminary and the prestigious Pingree School. ... Willie Smith, a native of Carnoustie, was a Scottish golfer. ...


McLeod won several more professional tournaments: the 1909 & 1920 North and South Open at Pinehurst, the 1912 Shawnee Open, the 1924 St Petersburg Open and the 1927 Maryland Open. In 1919 he was runner up to Jim Barnes in the PGA Championship. He took part in both the 1921 challenge match between teams of U.S based and British based professionals at Gleneagles, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, and in the follow up 1926 match which was the immediate precursor of the first Ryder Cup match in 1927. He also played in the first four editions of the Masters Tournament from 1934-37, and acted as an honorary starter at the Augusta event from 1963 to 1976. He was a member of the group of senior professionals which established the senor division of the PGA in 1937, and in 1938 he won the second staging of the PGA Seniors' Championship. The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Photo of the Carolina Hotel, the largest and primary hotel on the Pinehurst Resort grounds. ... Jim Barnes (April 8, 1886 - May 26, 1966) was a golfer. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Glen Eagles is a glen or valley in the Ochil Hills. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... 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 Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Fred McLeod died in Washington, DC, at the age of ninety-four. He was buried at the last club where he had worked as a professional, Columbia Country Club, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated Census-Designated Place in Montgomery County, Maryland (see Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland). ...


Results in major championships

Tournament 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open T26 T29 19 T35 T5 1 T13
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open 4 4 T13 T39 T3 T8 T24 NT NT 8
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP NT NT 2
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open 13 T2 DNP DNP T40 DNP CUT DNP T41 CUT
The Open Championship DNP F? DNP DNP DNP DNP 7 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T5 DNP T5 T17 DNP T17 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF T50 64 WD DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Masters DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP WD NT NT NT NT WD DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters DNP WD WD WD WD WD WD WD WD CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963
The Masters WD WD WD WD
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
F? = Finish unknown
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


External links

  • North Berwick Golfers profile

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Fred McLeod - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (548 words)
McLeod's mother was English and his father was a Scotsman from Skye, Highland, who was employed as the manager of a temperance book stall and also worked as a caddy.
McLeod was five feet four inches tall, and at the end of the tournament he was weighed at 7 stone 10 pounds (108 pounds, 49 kilograms), making him the smallest man ever to take the title.
Fred McLeod died in Washington, DC, at the age of ninety-four.
Famous North Berwick Golfers - Frederick Robertson McLeod (2074 words)
FRED McLEOD was born on 25th April 1882 at Edington's Cottage situated behind the County Hotel in Kirk Ports.
Fred McLeod was educated at the Public School in North Berwick and in 1891 moved with his family from 23, Quality Street to the common stair at 98, High Street where Willie Anderson and his family also lived.
McLeod attended the Masters all 40 years it was played and from 1963 was the honorary starter along with Jock Hutchison who was two years his junior.
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