Willie Smith, a native of Carnoustie, was a Scottishgolfer. While working as a professional at the Midlothian Country Club, near Chicago he won the fifth staging of the U.S. Open in 1899, which was played at the Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park Course. He won by a margin of eleven shots, which wasn't bettered until Tiger Woods won the 2000 championship by fifteen shots. Smith's prize was $150. He played in nine U.S. Opens in total, and made the top ten in eight of them, but he didn't win again. Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland is a small town (pop. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ...
In 1899 Smith won the first Western Open in a playoff against Laurie Auchterlonie. The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... Laurence Auchterlonie, (born 18??, died 1948), usually known as Laurie, was a Scottish born golfer. ...
Willie was born to Oyana Coyote and Inis Salt Coyote on Feb. 22, 1934, in Towaoc.
Willie Coyote is survived by his mother, Inis Salt of Towaoc; sister, Verna Coyote of Towaoc; aunt Leah Salt of Towaoc; nieces Caroline Coyote, Cass Winger and Annette Lopez, all of Towaoc; nephews Brian Coyote of Towaoc and Aaron Coyote of Stranford, M.O.; and numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Willie is survived by her mother, Dora Glee Smith, of Mancos; her sister, Marcheta Newholm, also of Mancos; a brother, Leslie Boots Smith, of Tucumcari, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.
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