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Eric Brown (golfer)

Eric Brown
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Eric Chalmers Brown
Born (1925-02-15)February 15, 1925
Bathgate, Scotland
Died March 6, 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 61)
Nationality  Scotland
Status Professional
Professional wins 17
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 3rd/T3: 1957, 1958
PGA Championship DNP

Eric Chalmers Brown (15 February 1925 – 6 March 1986)[1] was a Scottish professional golfer.[2][3]

Brown was born in Bathgate and played at the local golf course.[4][5] He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969[6] and 1971.[7] He won the Scottish PGA Championship seven times between 1956 and 1968.[8]

Amateur wins (1)

This list may be incomplete.

Professional wins (17)

This list may be incomplete.

Results in major championships

Tournament 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT DNP 23 T40 T9 T9 DNP T12 DNP 3 T3 DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
The Open Championship T9 T5 T34 CUT CUT T17 T23 T43 T18 T16 T32 T40

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Brown played in.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances


  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968


  1. ^ Annual Obituary 1986, (page 145), ISBN 1-55862-013-3
  2. ^  
  3. ^ Sporting Heroes - Eric Brown
  4. ^ Bathgate Golf Club history
  5. ^ The Bathgate Book, (page 201), ISBN 978-0-9541426-0-5
  6. ^ 1969 Ryder Cup
  7. ^ 1971 Ryder Cup
  8. ^ Scottish PGA Championship Honour Roll

External links

  • Golf Tournament results – Eric Brown at
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