The Full Wiki

Fred Daly (golfer): Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frederick Daly (11 October 1911 – 18 November 1990) was a Northern Irish professional golfer who was best known for winning The Open Championship of 1947 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.

Daly was born in Portrush, County Antrim. He was the only Irishman from either side of the border to have won The Open until Pádraig Harrington won it in 2007. He won the Open in 1947 while professional to the Balmoral Club in Belfast. He won with a score of 293 by a single stroke from Frank Stranahan (an amateur) and R W Horne.

During his acceptance speech at Royal Liverpool, Daly said he was very honoured to receive the Claret Jug and take it back to Northern Ireland. He went on to say that the trophy had never been to Ireland and that he was hoping that the change of air would help it. There was much applause and laughter at his humorous comments.

In addition he added the News of the World Match Play tournament which was the main British Match Play Championship, becoming the first golfer since James Braid (1905) to win both the Open and the Match Play title in the same year.

Daly played in the Ryder Cup in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953.

Daly died in Belfast of a heart attack.

Contents

Daly Golf

Daly Golf is a UK-based golf club manufacturer founded and run by Robin Daly (Fred Daly's son) who was himself a professional.

Tournament wins

this list is incomplete

  • Ulster Professional Championship - 8 times. He first won this championship on his first attempt in 1936.

Major championships

Advertisements

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners-up
1947 The Open Championship Tied for lead +5 (73-70-78-72=293) 1 stroke England Reg Horne, United States Frank Stranahan

Results timeline

Of the four majors, Daly only played The Open Championship.

1946 1947 1948 1949
T8 1 2 DNP
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
T3 T4 3 11 T35 T12 DNP CUT T20 DNP
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message