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1907 News of the World Match Play

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Dates  15–17 October 1907
Organised by  The PGA
Course(s)  Sunningdale Golf Club
Field  32 players
1907 News of the World Match Play
Location  Sunningdale, Berkshire, England
Format  Match play – 18 holes (Final 36 holes)

The 1907 News of the World Match Play was the fifth News of the World Match Play tournament. It was played from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 October at Sunningdale Golf Club. 32 players competed in a straight knock-out competition, with each match contested over 18 holes, except for the final which was over 36 holes. The winner received £100 out of a total prize fund of £240. James Braid defeated J.H. Taylor 4 & 2 in the final to win the tournament.

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Qualification

Entry was restricted to members of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA). Qualification was by a series of 36-hole stroke-play competitions; one for each of the six PGA sections.The number of entries from each section were adjusted. The Southern section had 14 qualifiers, the Northern section 6, the Midland and the Scottish sections 4 and the Irish and Welsh sections 2. In the event of a tie for places there was a playoff.

The qualifiers were:

  • Irish section: James Edmundson, Charlie Pope
  • Midland section: George Coburn, Alfred Lewis, Jack Oke, Tom Williamson
  • Northern section: George Duncan, Sandy Herd, Bill Leaver, George Pulford, Ted Ray, Charles Roberts
  • Southern section: Albert Bellworthy, James Bradbeer, James Braid, Ernest Gaudin, Ernest Gray, Rowland Jones, Anthony Kettley, James Kinnell, Charles Mayo, Bob McKenzie, Arthur Mitchell, James Sherlock, J.H. Taylor, Harry Vardon
  • Scottish section: Tom Drummond, Alex Marling, Robert Thomson, Tom Watt
  • Welsh section: Jack Ross, Sam Whiting
  • Format

    The format was unchanged. Matches were over 18 holes except for the final which was over 36 holes. Extra holes were played in the event of a tied match. Two rounds were played on the first day, two more on the second day with the final on the third day.

    Results

    Source:

    w/o = Walk over

    Prize money

    The winner received £100 and a gold medal, the runner-up £30 and a silver medal, the losing semi-finalists £15 and a bronze medal, while the third round losers received £10 and the second round losers received £5.

    References

    1907 News of the World Match Play Wikipedia


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