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Bob Martin (golfer)

Bob Martin
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Robert Martin
Born c. 1853
Cupar, Scotland
Died 9 March 1917 (aged 64)
Strathkinness, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 2)
Masters Tournament NYF
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship Won: 1876, 1885
PGA Championship DNP

Robert Martin (c. 1853 – 9 March 1917) was a Scottish golfer from St Andrews. He was runner-up in The Open Championship at Prestwick in 1875 and he won the Open at St Andrews in 1876 and 1885.


  • Early life 1
  • Golf career 2
  • Death 3
  • Major championships 4
    • Wins (2) 4.1
    • Results timeline 4.2
  • References 5

Early life

Martin was born at Cupar, Scotland circa 1853.

Golf career

Martin was a frequent competitor in The Open Championship in the late 19th century. In total, he had ten top-10 finishes including wins in the 1876 and 1885 Open Championship tournaments.


He died on 9 March 1917 at Strathkinness, Scotland of pulmonary tuberculosis.[1][2][3][4]

Major championships

Wins (2)

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1876 The Open Championship Tied for lead 86-90=176 Playoff 1 Davie Strath
1885 The Open Championship (2) 1 shot deficit 84-87=171 1 stroke Archie Simpson

1 Strath failed to participate in the playoff, so Martin won by default.[5]

Results timeline

Tournament 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
The Open Championship T9 4 2 1 T8 T4 17
Tournament 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
The Open Championship DNP 4 T3 DNP DNP 1 DNP 2 T15 DNP
Tournament 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895
The Open Championship DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP WD

DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins
Yellow background for top-10


  1. ^ "Deaths in the Parishes of St Andrews and St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Deaths 453/00 0032.  
  2. ^ "Golf - Death of ex-champion at St Andrews". The Glasgow Herald. 12 March 1917. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Death of old golf champion". The Times. 12 March 1917. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "Foreign Notes - by our British correspondent: London, April 10, 1917" (PDF). The American Golfer ( 
  5. ^ "St Andrews — 1876". Retrieved 17 July 2010. 

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