Richard Burton, also known as Dick Burton, was an English golfer. He is mainly remembered for winning The Open Championship (British Open) in 1939, when it was played over the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. He played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1935, 1937 and 1949, winning two matches of his five matches and losing the other three. 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. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ... 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. ...
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RichardBurton CBE (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor.
Burton is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Sir RichardBurton", perhaps due to the similarity of his assumed name to that of Sir Richard Francis Burton, but unlike the 19th century scholar, he never received a knighthood.
Burton apparently admitted to being bisexual in an interview, although his exact words could be viewed as merely an example of his wit.
Burton's parents were divorced early on, but when Dan was 12, Charles Burton broke into Bonnie's mother's house, where the family was living, and kidnapped Bonnie at gunpoint, holding her hostage for 10 days before she managed to escape.
Burton's frequent visits to Keller's home were ostensibly to discuss business, though he often arrived dressed as if he were headed to the golf course, according to Denise Range, a neighbor, and was sometimes greeted at the door by Keller wearing a teddy.
Her son, Michael, whom Burton recommended for graduate school and hired onto his Washington staff as a key aide immediately upon his graduation, also said he was unaware that his mother received a regular paycheck from Burton's campaign.
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