James Sherlock (golfer)

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James Sherlock
— Golfer —
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Sherlock in 1923 at King's Lynn Golf Club
in a match played against James Braid
Personal information
Full name James George Sherlock
Born 1875
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Died 16 December 1966
(aged 91)
Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 16
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 6th: 1904
PGA Championship DNP

James George Sherlock (1875 – 16 December 1966) was an English professional golfer. He had four top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a sixth place finish in 1904. In his long golf career, he had at least 16 professional wins. He played for the British team against the United States in the 1921 Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles.

Early life

James Sherlock was born in 1875 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Golf career

1910 was Sherlock's most successful year when, after a disappointing Open Championship, he then won the Olton Professional Tournament, the Portmarnock Professional Tournament, the Tooting Bec Cup and the News of the World Matchplay.

In 1920 Sherlock became the professional at Hunstanton Golf Club, where he remained until 1932 when he moved to Aldeburgh. He played for the British team against the United States in the 1921 Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles.

Sherlock continued playing at an advanced age. He attempted to qualify for the 1939 Open Championship. In 1958 he won his age group (age 70 and over) in the Teachers Senior Professional Tournament scoring 140 over 27 holes.[1] He played in the event as late as 1960 when he was 85 years old.[2]

Death and legacy

Sherlock died on 16 December 1966 at Hunstanton, England, aged 91.[3] He is best remembered for having four top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a sixth place finish in 1904 when he had rounds of 83-71-78-77=309 and won £7 10s.

Tournament wins

Note: This list is incomplete.

Results in major championships

A group photo of the 1903 English golf team prior to their international match against Scotland. Sherlock is standing in the back row on the far left. J. H. Taylor and Tom Vardon are in the center of the front row, from left to right, respectively. Albert Tingey, Sr. is seated on the far right, front row, with Ted Ray seated to his right.
Tournament 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
The Open Championship 27 DNP WD DNP WD 17 CUT 6 8 CUT DNP T37 34 T28 T16 T31 T7 T34
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936
The Open Championship T16 DNP DNP DNP T9 DNP T36 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

Note: Sherlock played only in The Open Championship.

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances

References

  1. "Convincing golf by Sutton". The Times. 5 April 1958. p. 10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Sutton leading senior". The Times. 12 May 1960. p. 19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=sherlock&yearOfDeath=1967&page=2#calendar