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Harry Vardon

Harry VardonAKA Henry William Vardon

Born: 9-May-1870
Birthplace: Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: 20-Mar-1937
Location of death: Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Early golf superstar

Early golf superstar, born of humble circumstance in the Channel Islands. Vardon popularized the grip that is used by most present-day golfers. Winner of the British Open (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, and 1914), and the US Open (1900), with career wins totalling 62 tournaments. In 1903 he battled tuberculosis, which lessened the strength of his career after that point. The Vardon Trophy is given annually by the PGA to the golfer averaging the fewest strokes for that year.

Father: Philippe George Vardon
Mother: Elizabeth Augustine Bouchard
Brother: Tom
Wife: Jessie Bryant
Son: Peter Howell

    High School: Grouville School

    Winner, British Open 1896
    Winner, British Open 1898
    Winner, British Open 1899
    Winner, US Open 1900
    Winner, British Open 1903
    Winner, British Open 1911
    Winner, British Open 1914
    World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

Author of books:
The Gist of Golf (1922)

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