Hugh Kirkaldy (1865–1894) was a Scottish golfer from the "Home of Golf" St Andrews. He won the 1891 Open Championship, which was played over the Old Course at St Andrews. The tournament was played in October, in rough weather, and his winning score was 166 for 36 holes. He beat his brother Andrew and Willie Fernie of Troon by two shots. It was the last Open Championship contested over 36 holes. Just three years later he died of lung disease at the age of twenty nine. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Named after Saint Andrew the Apostle, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews is a town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ... Troon is a town in South Ayrshire, Scotland and also a village on the outskirts of Camborne in Cornwall. ...
Categories: Scottish golfers | Winners of men's major golf championships | 1865 births | 1894 deaths
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