‘James Braid’

1927: Celebrated Scottish golfer and five times winner of the British Open Championship James Braid (1870 – 1950). Braid, born in Earlsferry, Fife, won his first Open title in 1901 and went on to become the first of ‘The Great Triumvirate’ of Braid, Harry Vardon and J H Taylor to win 5 titles (1903, 1905-6, 1908 and 1910). Horace Hutchinson said that Braid had a ‘drive with divine fury’ and he pioneered the explosion shot from sandy bunkers. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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