Harold Hilton

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Harold Horsfall Hilton (12 January 1869 – 5 March 1942) was an English amateur golfer.

Biography

Hilton was born in West Kirby. In 1892, he won The Open Championship at Muirfield, becoming the second amateur to do so. He won again in 1897 at his home club, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The only other amateurs who have won the Open Championship are John Ball and Bobby Jones.

Hilton also won The Amateur Championship on four occasions, including 1911, when he became the only British player to win the British and U.S. Amateur Championships in the same year. Hilton retired with a 99-29 record (77.3%) at the The Amateur Championship.

In 1912 he played a major part in designing Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset, now an Open Championship qualifying course and one of the Top 100 courses in the UK.

He died in 1942.

Legacy

Hilton was also a golf writer. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.

Tournament wins



Major championships

Professional wins (2)



Amateur wins (5)



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Note: Hilton played in only the British Open, U.S. Amateur, and...
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