Fred Daly - Padraig's British Open Predecessor

I apologize. To you my readers, and to the late Fred Daly.

Mr. Daly was a Northern Irish golfer, who won the Open Championship in 1947 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club... and his story was an inspiring one. He was actually a former caddie who had never had a golf lesson in his life when he won the championship.

In an earlier post I erroneously wrote that Padraig Harrington had been the first Irish golfer to win the British Open.

I received an email this morning for an awesome reader of mine pointing out the omission and providing me with a much needed lesson in British Open history.

So thank you Christian Hostrup, for bringing this Irish champion of the past to my attention.