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Eric Brown

Professional golfer

Died when: 61 years 19 days (732 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Eric Brown Eric Chalmers Brown (15 February 1925 – 6 March 1986) was a Scottish professional golfer. Eric Brown was born in Edinburgh. Aged fifteen months he moved to Bathgate, when his father George got a job as a technical-subjects teacher. Eric stayed in Stuart Terrace and played at the golf course across the road. He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969 and 1971. He won the Scottish PGA Championship eight times between 1956 and 1968. In March 1986, Brown died of a stroke at his home in Edinburgh.
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