Fred McLeod


Fred McLeod (born 25 April 1882 in Kirk Ports, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland; died 8 May 1976 in Maryland, United States) was a Scottish-American golfer who had a distinguished career in the United States, which included victory in the 1908 U.S. Open.

The principal achievement of his career was his victory in the 1908 U.S. Open at Midlothian Country Club in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He was level with Willie Smith after four rounds, but won the playoff by 77 shots to 83. McLeod was five feet four inches tall, and at the end of the tournament he was weighed at 7 stone 10 pounds (108 pounds, 49 kilograms), making him the smallest man ever to take the title. He competed in the U.S. Open twenty-two times and had eight top ten finishes.