Doug McClelland (golfer)

Doug McClelland
Personal information
Full name Douglas William McClelland
Born (1949-11-30) 30 November 1949
South Shields, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16.0 st)
Nationality  England
Turned professional 1969
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T14: 1973
PGA Championship DNP

Douglas William McClelland (born 30 November 1949) is an English professional golfer who played on the European Tour from 1971 to 1979. In 1973 he won the Dutch Open and was runner-up in the Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship, losing to Neil Coles in the final. In 1977 he finished fourth in the Penfold PGA Championship and third in the Martini International behind a young Greg Norman.[1]

McClelland was twice in contention for a Ryder Cup place. In 1973 he finished 22nd in the Ryder Cup points list but was a possible choice having shown good form in the tournaments just before the four selections were made.[2] The selectors, however, chose the players in 9th to 12th place in the points list.[3] In 1977 McClelland finished 10th in the points list but the selectors chose two experienced players, Tony Jacklin and Neil Coles, together with two rookies, Ken Brown and Mark James, who had finished 9th and 11th in the points list.[4]

Tournament wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
The Open Championship CUT CUT T23 T14 T28 DNP T48 CUT CUT

Note: The Open Championship was the only major McClelland played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances


  1. "Norman: a new - and rare - golfing talent". The Glasgow Herald. 13 June 1977. p. 17.
  2. "Golf – McClelland may have replace Garner". The Times. 20 August 1973. p. 9.
  3. "Golf – Garner determined to repay selectors for vote of confidence". The Times. 21 August 1973. p. 6.
  4. "Ken in Ryder Cup". The Glasgow Herald. 16 August 1977. p. 28.
  5. "Jacklin is top British success". The Glasgow Herald. 16 March 1974. p. 2.
  6. "Bembridge gains decisive point for Britain". The Glasgow Herald. 18 March 1974. p. 4.
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