Bob Ferguson (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Robert Ferguson|
19 May 1915 (aged 69)
Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||Won: 1880, 1881, 1882|
Robert Ferguson (c.1846 – 19 May 1915), was a Scottish golfer who won a hat-trick of titles at The Open Championship in 1880, 1881 and 1882. He was especially noted for his putting. He is one of only four men who have won The Open three years in a row. The prize for his first win was £7.
Ferguson was a native of Musselburgh, East Lothian, which was then one of the three venues in the Open Championship rotation. He started caddying at the age of eight and played his first competition at Leith when he was eighteen. His playing career was cut short by a bout of typhoid and he became the Custodian of the Links at Musselburgh.
|Year||Championship||18/24 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1880||The Open Championship||1 shot lead||40-41-42-39=162||5 strokes||Peter Paxton|
|1881||The Open Championship (2)||3 shot lead||53-60-57=170||3 strokes||Jamie Anderson|
|1882||The Open Championship (3)||3 shot lead||83-88=171||3 strokes||Willie Fernie|
|The Open Championship||5||DNP||DNP||NT||DNP||DNP||T8||4||DNP||T3||DNP||6|
|The Open Championship||1||1||1||2||DNP||DNP||T4||DNP||DNP||T15|
- Note: Ferguson played only in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- "General Scottish news – Former golf champion dies". The Glasgow Herald. 20 May 1915. p. 5.
- "Racing at Bath". The Times. 20 May 1915. p. 13.
- "Three in a row for the Musselburgh champion". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013.