David Blair (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||David Arthur Blair|
25 August 1917|
10 April 1985 67) (aged|
Canterbury, Kent, England
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1962, 1963|
|The Open Championship||T9: 1960|
David Arthur Blair MBE, MC (25 August 1917 – 10 April 1985) was a Scottish amateur golfer. He finished in the top-10 in the Open Championship in 1960 and played in the Walker Cup in 1955 and 1961. He was a retired major in the Seaforth Highlanders in the British Army. His younger brother Chandos was also in the Seaforth Highlanders.
Blair joined the Seaforth Highlanders in 1937. He was captured at El Adem in 1942 but escaped in 1943. He was awarded the Military Cross when his company made an assault crossing over a canal in Holland in late 1944.
Blair was chairman of the Scotch whisky export committee from 1985 to 1980 and a director of Distillers Company. He was also chairman of United Glass Ltd.
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T30||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T9||DNP||CUT||DNP|
Note: Blair only played in The Masters and The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
- Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1955, 1961
- Amateurs–Professionals Match (representing the Amateurs): 1956, 1960