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Encyclopedia > Tom Kidd (golfer)

Tom Kidd (18??–1884) was a Scottish golfer. He hailed from St Andrews and won the 1873 Open Championship over his home links. That was the first time the Open was played at what was to become the most famous Open Championship course. Conditions were wet and Kidd's winning score of 179 was the highest in any Open Championship played over thirty six holes. His cash prize was £11. Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ...


Kidd died of heart disease in 1884.


External links

  • Report on the 1873 Open from the tournament's official site

 
 

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