Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson (3 Open's.)

1842 - 1905

James "Jamie" Anderson (27 June 1842 – 16 August 1905) was a nineteenth-century professional golfer who won The Open Championship three times.[1][2]

Anderson was born in St AndrewsScotland, the son of David "Da" Anderson, greenskeeper at the Old Course.

Anderson's Open Championships victories were at Musselburgh in 1877; Prestwick Golf Club in 1878; and St Andrews in 1879. He is one of only four golfers who have won three consecutive Opens, alongside Young Tom Morris (1868–1870), Bob Ferguson (1880–82) and Peter Thomson (1954–56). Anderson did not compete in 1880 because the date of the tournament was set so late that he missed entry. He was runner-up the next year 1881. His nephew David was runner-up in 1888 and all of his sons were golf professionals.[3]

Anderson died in a poorhouse in Thornton, Fife, Scotland. He won the Open Championship three consecutive times: 1877, 1878, and 1879.[2]