Tom Barber (golfer)

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Tom Barber
Personal information
Full nameThomas Barber
Knutsford, Cheshire, England
Died31 December 1936 (aged 42)
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Turned professional1913
Professional wins2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T5: 1926

Thomas Barber (1894 – 31 December 1936) was an English professional golfer. Although he never won a major tournament, he was runner-up in 1931 Yorkshire Evening News Tournament and twice finished in the top 10 in The Open Championship.


Golf career

Barber qualified for the knock-out stage of the first Yorkshire Evening News Tournament in 1923. He lost to Walter Hagen in the first round. The match went to the 21st hole, at which point Barber stymied Hagen. Hagen, however, holed his chip over Barber's ball to win the match. [1] [2] Barber reached the semi-final of the 1924 News of the World Matchplay at St George's Hill Golf Club, losing to George Gadd by 1 hole. [3] He was runner-up in the 1931 Yorkshire Evening News Tournament at Sand Moor Golf Club, losing in the final to Ernest Whitcombe at the 39th hole. [4]


Barber died on 31 December 1936 in Knokke-Heist, Belgium after an operation. He had been the professional at Royal Zoute Golf Club since July 1935. [5] [6]

Tournament wins

Results in major championships

The Open Championship T16T55T5T37T49T9CUTCUT

Note: Barber only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

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  1. Tom Barber
  2. "Finalists in the £750 tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 18 May 1923. p. 17.
  3. "Finalists in the £750 tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 10 October 1924. p. 13.
  4. "The 1000 Guineas Tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 25 May 1931. p. 5.
  5. "Death of Tom Barber". The Times. 1 January 1937. p. 5.
  6. "Death of Tom Barber". The Glasgow Herald. 1 January 1937. p. 17.