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Encyclopedia > Willie Fernie (golfer)

William "Willie" Fernie (1857–1924) was a Scottish golfer from the "Home of Golf", St Andrews. He won the 1883 Open Championship at Musselburgh Links. The tournament was scheduled to last four rounds of the nine hole course on a Friday in November. Fernie tied with defending champion Bob Ferguson, with both men shooting 158. The following day Fernie won a playoff by a single stroke. Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Named after Saint Andrew the Apostle, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Musselburgh Links in the small town of Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland, is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and claims to be the oldest on which play has been continuous. ... Robert, or as he was usually known Bob Ferguson (1848-1915), was a Scottish golfer who won a hat-trick of titles at The Open Championship in 1880, 1881 and 1882. ...


Fernie was runner up in the Open Championship in 1882, 1884, 1890 and 1891. When George Strath left Royal Troon in 1887, Fernie took over as club professional and served for 37 years. As a golf course designer he made alterations to the Old Course at St Andrews and Royal Troon, and designed Turnberry's Ailsa and Arran courses. Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ... The 18th green and clubhouse of the R&A. Looking up the 18th fairway towards the clubhouse with the famous bridge over the Swilken Burn in the middle distance. ... Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Turnberry is a golf resort on the Atlantic Coast of Scotland. ... Arran can refer to: arran is the term for a boy with a fat body, a small dick, and a craving to have sexual intercourse with parrots. ...


External links

  • opengolf.com report on the 1883 Open Championship

 
 

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