John Fallon (golfer)

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John Fallon
Personal information
NicknameJohnny
Born(1913-04-29)29 April 1913
Lanark, Scotland
Died7 December 1985(1985-12-07) (aged 72)
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Nationality Scotland
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship2nd: 1955
PGA ChampionshipDNP

John "Johnny" Fallon (29 April 1913 – 7 December 1985) was a Scottish professional golfer whose career spanned the years either side of World War II. He was born in Lanark, Scotland. Although never a winner of a major tournament of note, Fallon often contended with high finishes - he lost the final of the 1954 British PGA Matchplay Championship, and was perhaps most unlucky that he missed out on a potential Open Championship that might have been played at St Andrews during the war years. He had placed third there in 1939, and then second in 1955, each time by just a handful of strokes.

Fallon played on the 1955 Ryder Cup team and in 1963 he was non-playing captain of the Great Britain Ryder Cup team.

Professional wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Open Championship CUT CUT T23 T32 T26 T3
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT CUT T21 T8
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
The Open Championship CUT T37 CUT 2 T19 CUT CUT

Note: Fallon only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  • Alliss, Peter: "The Who's Who of Golf" (1983), Orbis Publishing Ltd, ISBN 0-85613-520-8