James Sherlock (golfer)

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James Sherlock
James Sherlock, professional golfer (1923).JPG
Sherlock in 1923 at King's Lynn Golf Club
in a match played against James Braid
Personal information
Full nameJames George Sherlock
Born1875
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Died16 December 1966
(aged 91)
Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
Sporting nationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins16
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 6th: 1904

James George Sherlock (1875 – 16 December 1966) was an English professional golfer. He had four top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a sixth-place finish in 1904. In his long golf career, he had at least 16 professional wins. He played for the British team against the United States in the 1921 Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles.

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Early life

James Sherlock was born in 1875 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Golf career

1910 was Sherlock's most successful year when, after a disappointing Open Championship, he then won the Olton Professional Tournament, the Portmarnock Professional Tournament, the Tooting Bec Cup and the News of the World Matchplay.

In 1920 Sherlock became the professional at Hunstanton Golf Club, where he remained until 1932 when he moved to Aldeburgh. He played for the British team against the United States in the 1921 Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles.

Sherlock continued playing at an advanced age. He attempted to qualify for the 1939 Open Championship. In 1958 he won his age group (age 70 and over) in the Teachers Senior Professional Tournament scoring 140 over 27 holes. [1] He played in the event as late as 1960 when he was 85 years old. [2]

Death and legacy

Sherlock died on 16 December 1966 at Hunstanton, England, aged 91. [3] He is best remembered for having four top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a sixth-place finish in 1904 when he had rounds of 83-71-78-77=309 and won £7 10s.

Tournament wins

Note: This list is incomplete.

Results in major championships

A group photo of the 1903 English golf team prior to their international match against Scotland. Sherlock is standing in the back row on the far left. J. H. Taylor and Tom Vardon are in the center of the front row, from left to right, respectively. Albert Tingey, Sr. is seated on the far right, front row, with Ted Ray seated to his right. English International Golf Team - 1903.PNG
A group photo of the 1903 English golf team prior to their international match against Scotland. Sherlock is standing in the back row on the far left. J. H. Taylor and Tom Vardon are in the center of the front row, from left to right, respectively. Albert Tingey, Sr. is seated on the far right, front row, with Ted Ray seated to his right.
Tournament189718981899
The Open Championship 27WD
Tournament1900190119021903190419051906190719081909
The Open Championship WD17CUT68CUTT3734
Tournament1910191119121913191419151916191719181919
The Open Championship T28T16T31T7T34NTNTNTNTNT
Tournament1920192119221923192419251926192719281929
The Open Championship T16T9T36
Tournament1930193119321933193419351936
The Open Championship CUTCUT

Note: Sherlock only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

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References

  1. "Convincing golf by Sutton". The Times. 5 April 1958. p. 10.
  2. "Sutton leading senior". The Times. 12 May 1960. p. 19.
  3. "Search probate records for documents and wills (England and Wales)".