Harry Vardon
Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Harry Vardon, the professional from Jersey-the English island off the coast of France-popularized the grip that bears his name as well as the practice of wearing knickers on the course. The pre-eminent member of Britain's "Great Triumvirate," which also included James Braid and J.H. Taylor, Vardon won a record six British Opens and added the 1900 U.S. Open title to his resume. This charter member of the World Golf Hall of Fame lost an epic 1913 U.S. Open playoff to Francis Ouimet, and was runner-up in the 1920 U.S. Open at the age of 50.\n

Harry Vardon in the SI Vault
Harry Vardon World Golf Hall of Fame Profile\n

Harry Vardon's Major Championships
1900 U.S. Open: Vardon wins the U.S. Open
1896 British Open: First Open victory for Harry Vardon
1898 British Open: Vardon Pips Park
1899 British Open: Vardon captures his third Open title
1903 British Open: Vardon Wins Fourth Open Championship
1911 British Open: Massy concedes play-off to Vardon
1914 British Open: Vardon Wins The Open for a Record 6th Time

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