Jack White (golfer)

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Jack White
Golfer Jack White with dog 1904.jpg
Jack White in 1904
Personal information
Full name John White
Nickname Jack
Born (1873-08-15)15 August 1873
Pefferside, Whitekirk. Scotland
Died 24 March 1949(1949-03-24) (aged 75)
Musselburgh, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Status Professional
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open WD: 1929
The Open Championship Won: 1904
PGA Championship DNP

John "Jack" White (15 August 1873 – 24 March 1949) was a Scottish professional golfer. He posted six top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a victory in 1904.

Early life

White was born at Pefferside, Whitekirk, four miles east of North Berwick.[1] He was the son of James White, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Emily Thomson White. Jack worked as a caddie from the age of ten. Like many early professionals he trained as a clubmaker. From his late teens he worked as a golf professional at the North Berwick Golf Club in the summer and at York Golf Club in England in the winter.

Golf career

White first played in The Open Championship in 1891 and in 1904, when it was played at Royal St George's, where he won his only major championship.[2] He was the professional at the prestigious Sunningdale Golf Club outside London for over twenty five years from 1902.

Death and legacy

White died in 1949 in Musselburgh.[3] He is best remembered as the winner of the 1904 Open Championship.

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1904 The Open Championship 1 shot deficit 80-75-72-69=296 1 stroke Scotland James Braid, England J.H. Taylor

Results timeline

Tournament 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
The Open Championship ? 11 T10 WD T21 WD WD T13 2
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
U.S. Open
The Open Championship 4 6 18 3 1 T18 WD
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open NT NT
The Open Championship ? T35 NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open WD
The Open Championship T57 WD

Note: White only played in The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
WD = Withdrew
? = unknown
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances


  1. ^ "Births in the Parish of Whitekirk in the County of Haddington". Statutory Births 723/00 0010. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "1904 Jack White". The Open. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Deaths in the District of Inveresk in the County of Midlothian". Statutory Deaths 689/00 0054. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)).

External links

  • Media related to Jack White (golfer) at Wikimedia Commons
  • Famous North Berwick Golfers profile
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