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Alex Caygill

Alex Caygill
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Gordon Alexander Caygill
Born 1940 (age 74–75)
Nationality  England
Turned professional 1962
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T16: 1966
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

Gordon Alexander Caygill (born 1940) is an English professional golfer.[1]

Caygill was born in Appleby. He turned professional in 1962 with great expectations having twice won the British Youths Championship.[2][3] He quickly had success, winning the 1963 Rediffusion Tournament,[4] but he did not win again on the circuit until 1969 having suffered with stomach ulcers.[5] That year he won twice, first at the Penfold Tournament,[6] and then again at the Martini International, where he tied with South African Graham Henning.[1][7]

On the back of those wins Caygill was chosen as a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team in 1969, although he only played one match, partnering Brian Huggett in Friday's foursomes. They halved their match against the American pair of Raymond Floyd and Miller Barber.[1]

In 1981 Caygill was fined £500 and suspended by the PGA following an incident the previous October at the Wansbeck Classic, a pro-am event.[1][8]

Amateur wins (2)

  • 1960 British Youths' Championship
  • 1962 British Youths' Championship

Professional wins (7)

This list may be incomplete

Results in major championships

Note: Caygill only played in The Open Championship.
Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship CUT CUT T17 CUT T16 CUT T24 T25
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
The Open Championship T41 CUT DNP CUT CUT DNP T63 CUT

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

Team appearances


  1. ^ a b c d  
  2. ^ "Caygill's record aggregate".  
  3. ^ "Caygill youths' champion for a second time".  
  4. ^ "Victory for Caygill in play-off".  
  5. ^ "Record 66 puts Caygill three ahead".  
  6. ^ "Caygill wins after dispute with rival".  
  7. ^ "Caygill and Henning tie for Martini".  
  8. ^ "Alex Caygill is suspended".  
  9. ^ "Bernie finishes 12 behind winner".  
  10. ^ "Lancs Open goes regional".  
  11. ^ "Second chance for Sandy?".  
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