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Brian Huggett

Brian Huggett
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Brian George Charles Huggett, MBE
Nickname Welsh bulldog
Born (1936-11-18) 18 November 1936
Porthcawl, Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  Wales
Residence Ross-on-Wye, England
Turned professional 1951
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 29
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
European Seniors Tour 10
Other 17
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T2: 1965
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Officer of the Order
of the British Empire
Harry Vardon Trophy 1968

Brian George Charles Huggett, MBE (born 18 November 1936) is a Welsh professional golfer.[1] In 2006 he was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

Huggett turned professional in 1951 and won sixteen events on the European circuit, including two after the formal start of the European Tour in 1972. He topped the Order or Merit in 1968 and was the third-highest money winner in the first season of the formal tour. He finished third in the Open Championship in 1962, albeit a full thirteen shots behind runaway winner Arnold Palmer, but in 1965 finished second, two shots behind Australia's Peter Thomson at Royal Birkdale. In 1970 he was ranked among the top ten players in the world in McCormack's World Golf Rankings, the forerunner of the modern World Ranking.

Huggett joined the European Seniors Tour when it debuted in 1992 and won ten times at that level. He finished second on the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 and 1998. He played six times for Great Britain and Ireland in the Ryder Cup (1963, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1975) and had a 9-10-6 win-loss-half record. He was Great Britain & Ireland's non-playing captain in 1977.

Huggett has also been a golf-course designer. He is now a member at the Ross-on-Wye Golf Club in Herefordshire.


  • Professional wins (29) 1
    • European circuit wins (14) 1.1
    • European Tour wins (2) 1.2
    • Other wins (3) 1.3
    • European Seniors Tour wins (10) 1.4
  • Results in major championships 2
  • Team appearances 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Professional wins (29)

European circuit wins (14)

European Tour wins (2)

Other wins (3)

  • 1962 Singapore International
  • 1972 Sumrie Clothes Better-Ball (with Malcolm Gregson)
  • 1978 Welsh Professional Championship

European Seniors Tour wins (10)

Results in major championships

Note: Huggett only played in The Open Championship.
Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship T27 T3 T14 CUT T2 T43 T25 T13 T16
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship T28 T25 T26 CUT CUT T40 CUT T48 CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances



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External links

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