Dick Burton

Dick Burton

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.

Dick Burton – Winner of the British Open – Claret Jug

Team Appearances

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)

Tournament Wins

YearTournamentVenueScorePrize Money
1949Silver King TournamentMoor Park281£300
1940Daily Mail TournamentSundridge Park280£100
1939The OpenSt Andrews290£100
1937Dunlop Southport Hesketh GC280£315
1936Yorkshire Evening NewsTemple Newsam3&2£150