Fred Daly


Fred Daly (born 1911 Portrush, County Antrim, d 1990) was a Northern Irish golfer who was best known for winning The Open Championship of 1947 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. As of 2005, he remained the only Irishman from either side of the border to have won The Open. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953.

He won the Open with a total score of 293

During his acceptance speach at Royal Liverpool he said

He was very honoured to receive the Claret jug and take it back to Ireland:

He went on to say that the trophy had never been to Ireland and that he was hoping that the change of Air would help it!!!






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