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Vardon won The Open Championship a record six times  and also won the U. Born in GrouvilleJerseyChannel IslandsVardon, whose mother was French and father English, did not play much golf as a youngster, but showed natural talent for the sport golt a young caddie in his teens.
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Harry and his brother Tom Vardonyounger by two years and also interested in golf, were hatry close. Their golf development was held back by poor family circumstances; and their father was not supportive of his sons’ golf interest.
Tom actually made the varon from Jersey to England first, to pursue a golf career. Harry was the better player of the two brothers.
By his early 20s, Harry developed a demanding practice program, the most ambitious seen to that time. He was the first professional golfer to play in knickerbockers — discarding the “proper” dress of an Englishman in an uncomfortable shirt and tie with a buttoned jacket. Within a few years he became golf’s first superstar since the days of Young Tom Morris.
InVardon won the first of his record six Open Championships a record that still stands today. Vardon had great rivalries with James Braid and J. Taylorwho each won five Open Championships; together harey three formed the ‘Great Triumvirate’, and dominated worldwide golf from the mids to the mids.
These rivalries enormously increased the public’s interest in golf. Park missed a makeable putt on the 18th green to take the match to a play off. Willie Park, Jnr was not adverse to offering such challenges. Vardon refused Park’s challenge. Golf Week magazine acted as hadry promoter and stakeholder, and the match took place in Julyby which time Vardon had won his third Open Championship. The British press billed the encounter as the greatest gardon competition of all time.
Special paly were laid on to ferry fans from Edinburgh and other nearby towns. The first 36 holes at North Berwick ended with Vardon holding a two-hole lead, the format being match play.
During his career, Harry Vardon made three visits to North America,and During all three trips he competed in the U.
Open finishing 1st, 2nd and tie 2nd.
He became golf’s first international celebrity in when he toured the United States and Canada. Vardon played in more than 90 matches and capped it off with a victory in the U. Openwhere Taylor was second. Vardon wrote that while on this tour, he lost only two matches  while playing head-to-head against a single opponent, and both were against the Boston professional Bernard Ben Nicholls older brother of Gilbert Nicholls ; the Nicholls brothers had recently emigrated from the British Isles.
Vardon was the runner-up at his next U. He toured North America with Ted Ray that year, as he did once more in At the age of 50, Vardon was again the runner-up in his bardon and final U.
Open appearance, in During his career, Vardon won 48 tournaments and 21 team events; that yo the most titles won by a single player to that juncture in golf history. Between and Vardon played in 17 tournaments, winning 14 and coming 2nd in the other three. Vardon popularised the overlapping grip that bears his name, one still used by over 90 percent of golfers.
In fo later years, he became a golf course architect, designing several courses plzy Britain, Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, Woodhall Spa and Radcliffe-on-Trent being notable examples.
Following a bout with tuberculosis[ when? During his peak years, Vardon was known for his exceptional accuracy and control with all clubs, the greatest ever vardoon to that stage. However, after his comeback to the game following a prolonged absence while recovering from tuberculosis, he experienced serious problems hsrry his short-range putting as a result of nerve damage to his right hand, and several commentators claim that he could have added to his list of majors had this disability not afflicted him.
Vardon died in at the age 66, of pleurisy or possibly lung cancer at his home ggolf 14 now number 35 Totteridge Lane, Whetstone, London  and is buried in St. Andrew’s Church cemetery in Totteridge after a funeral service on 24 March.
InVardon was chosen as one of the initial group of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. His most prestigious medals, including those from his six British Open Championships, are on display in a tribute to him at the Jersey Museum. In the annals of golf, he is considered one of the greats of the game.
InVardon was ranked as the 13th best golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine. Vardon is often called “The Stylist”, “Mr. Golf” and “The Icon of Golfing”; another nickname attached to him was “Greyhound”. Vardon was also well known for the Vardon Grip, or overlapping grip, the grip most popular among professional golfers. In the Vardon Grip, one places the little finger of the trailing hand the one placed lower on the club — right hand for a right-handed player in between the index and middle finger on the leading hand the hand that is higher on the club.
The leading-hand thumb should fit in the lifeline of the trailing hand. Vardon actually took up this grip some time after Johnny Laidlaya champion Scottish amateur player, invented it. Vardon played in the U. Open three times, and Inthe event was played at the Chicago Golf Cluband he won by shooting Vardon also won 70 exhibition matches that year. In he finished in second place, losing to amateur Francis Ouimet in an hole playoff necessitated by Vardon missing a foot 3.
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Vardon shot eight-over-par Ted Ray also was in the playoff, but shot himself out of contention by shooting In the playoff Vardon shot a 77 while Ouimet shot a The golf world was shocked when Vardon and Ray lost to the year-old amateur. Open for the last time in at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
He finished tied in second place, one stroke behind fellow Jerseyman, Ted Raymissing a short putt on the final hole to force a playoff. Major championships are shown in bold.
He won team events from to Taylor in hole playoff by 4 strokes 2 Defeated Arnaud Massy in hole playoff: Massy conceded on the 35th hole. Vardon only played in The Open Championship and the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Vardon Vardon, circa — Retrieved 18 May Hoa from the original on 16 October Retrieved 16 October Archived from the original on 17 October The Greatest Game Ever Played: The Tribune Almanac Retrieved 8 April Retrieved 12 April Retrieved 17 February And What They Taught Us”.
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Retrieved 5 December Harry Vardon in the Major Championships. The Open Championship champions. Retrieved from ” https: Jersey male golfers Winners of men’s major golf championships World Golf Hall of Fame inductees Golf course architects Golf writers and broadcasters People from Grouville births deaths.
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