|Full name||Thomas Peter Dobson|
|Born||26 December 1903|
Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
|Died||1 September 1968 64) (aged|
Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||T37: 1933|
Thomas Peter Dobson (26 December 1903 – 1 September 1968) was a Scottish professional golfer. He won the Scottish Amateur in 1925. As a professional he represented Scotland on many occasions in the 1930s.
Dobson was born in Gullane, East Lothian in late 1903. His father was a starter at the golf course there.
Dobson was employed as a greenkeeper, and later a foreman greenkeeper, at Muirfield. Despite his employment he remained an amateur and in 1925 he won the Scottish Amateur, an event which had only started in 1922. He defeated John Caven at the 22nd hole in his semi-final and then beat Willis Mackenzie 3&2 in the final. Both Caven and Mackenzie had played in the 1922 and 1923 Walker Cup matches.
Dobson turned professional late in 1925, becoming the professional at East Renfrewshire Golf Club at Newton Mearns, south-west of Glasgow. He was runner-up in the Scottish Professional Championship in 1929 and 1931,and also runner-up in the Northern Open in 1936. When the professional internationals were restarted in 1932, Dobson was a regular for the Scottish team, playing in all the internationals up to the war, except for the 1938 England match at Royal St George's Golf Club, where he withdrew from team.
He played a number of times in the Open Championship. In 1927, he was tied for 7th at the halfway stage but rounds of 85 and 83 on the final day dropped him to 51st of the 54 who had made the cut.
Dobson died on 1 September 1968 in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, aged 65.
|The Open Championship||51||CUT||CUT||T39||T37||T49||T53||T42||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||CUT|
Note: Dobson only played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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