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Jamie Anderson

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Scotland
Scottish

Why Famous: Won the British Open three times between 1877 and 1879.

Born: June 27, 1842
Birthplace: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: August 16, 1905 (aged 63)

Historical Events

  • 1873-10-04 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Tom Kidd beats countryman Jamie Anderson by 1 stroke; first Open not held at Prestwick GC
  • 1877-04-06 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Jamie Anderson wins his first of 3 consecutive Championships; beats fellow Scot Bob Pringle by 2 shots
  • 1878-10-04 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins 2nd of 3 consecutive Championships; beats Bob Kirk by 2 strokes
  • 1879-09-27 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
  • 1881-10-14 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Bob Ferguson retains title with 3 stroke win over Jamie Anderson in shocking weather conditions

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