Jack Simpson (1 Open.)

1859 - 1895

John "Jack" Simpson (29 December 1859[1] – 9 July 1895[2]) was a Scottish professional golfer of the late 19th century.

Simpson was born EarlsferryFife, and was one of six golfing brothers. He played his golf out of Carnoustie. He was a powerful but erratic player. He won the 1884 Open Championship at Prestwick with a score of 160 for 36 holes,[3] despite taking a nine at his second hole. He did not have any other high finishes at the Open and concentrated mainly on clubmaking. He died unmarried of typhoid fever in Edinburgh in 1895.[2]