St. Andrews: Non, 1921. Every now and again an item comes along with the WOW factor, Fine Golf Books are proud to offer this special collection of all autographs of every competitor to play the June 20-21st qualifiying and hence the Open itself, to date the by far strongest ever...
Jock Hutchison (1 Open, 1 USPGA)
1884 - 1977
Hutchison was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the son of William and Helen (née Falls). His name was registered as John Waters Hutchison, Waters being the maiden name of William's mother. He appears in the 1901 census as John Hutchison, golf caddie. Hutchison later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1920. He was known there as Jack Falls Hutchison or John Falls Hutchison. He won two major championships, the PGA Championship in 1920 and the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1921. His 1921 victory was the first by a U.S.-based player; the following year Walter Hagen became the first U.S.-born winner.
Beginning in 1963, Hutchison was one of the two men who served as honorary starters for The Masters (along with 1908 U.S. Open champion Fred McLeod), until ailments prevented him from hitting one of the honorary tee shots in 1973. His death on September 27, 1977 came just two days before Masters co-founder Clifford Roberts' own death.
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ca. 1925. Fine example of all three Whitcombe brother's Reg, Ernest and Charles autograph's. Reg who won The Open. Reginald Arthur Whitcombe (10 April 1898 – 11 January 1957) was an English professional golfer. Whitcombe began his career at Came Down Golf Club in Dorset and served in the British...