Professional golfer Dick Burton won the Open at St Andrews in 1939 and soon after joined the RAF for the duration of WW2. Accordingly a member of the RAF has held the Open Championship for the longest time in its history. Dick never really had the opportunity to capitalise on his 1939 success.
Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1935 Ryder Cup|1935, 1937 Ryder Cup|1937, 1949 Ryder Cup|1949
England–Scotland Professional Match (representing England): 1935 (winners), 1936 (winners), 1937 (winners), 1938 (winners)
Coronation Match (representing the Ladies and Professionals): 1937
Llandudno International Golf Trophy (representing England): 1938 (winners)
|1949||Silver King Tournament||Moor Park||281||£300|
|1940||Daily Mail Tournament||Sundridge Park||280||£100|
|1939||The Open||St Andrews||290||£100|
|1937||Dunlop Southport||Hesketh GC||280||£315|
|1936||Yorkshire Evening News||Temple Newsam||3&2||£150|
You must be logged in to post a comment.