1877 Birthday Of Ted Ray
1920 U.S. Open Champion,One of golf’s most unforgettable figures, England’s Ted Ray was seldom found on the course without his trademark pipe and trilby hat. A powerful hitter, Ray was an annual contender at the British Open, finishing in the top-10 nine consecutive years between 1906 and 1914, including a victory in 1912. After losing to Francis Ouimet in a playoff for the 1913 U.S. Open, Ray once again crossed the Atlantic in 1920 and won the American championship, defeating a group of four players, including Harry Vardon, by one stroke at the Inverness Club. Ray bears the distinction, along with Vardon and Tony Jacklin, as the only Britons to win both the British and U.S. Opens.