Ken Bousfield

Ken Bousfield
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Bousfield
Born (1919-10-02)2 October 1919
Marston Moor, Yorkshire
Died 25 May 2000(2000-05-25) (aged 80)
Nationality  England
Turned professional 1938
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 18
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T5: 1955
PGA Championship DNP

Ken Bousfield (2 October 1919 – 25 May 2000[1]) was one of the leading British golfers of the immediate post-World War II period.[2]

Bousfield won a number of tournaments on the European circuit in the 1950s and 1960s, including the British PGA Championship, which is the second most prestigious tournament in the United Kingdom after The Open Championship. He had two top ten finishes at The Open Championship, finishing in a tie for fifth in 1955 and a tie for eighth in 1961. He was past his peak by the time the formal European Tour was formed in 1972, but he played on it until 1976. He played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cup six times (1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961) and had a 5-5-0 win-loss-draw record.

Professional wins (18)

Regular wins (17)

This list is probably incomplete.

Senior wins (1)

Results in major championships

Note: Bousfield only played in The Open Championship.
Tournament 1947 1948 1949
The Open Championship T27 T21 T11
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT CUT T21 T34 DNP T5 T22 T35 DNP T11
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship T21 T8 CUT T30 CUT DNP CUT 54 DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances


  1. "Ken Bousfield - Winner of 19 professional golf championships in six years" The Times, 2 June 2000.
  2. Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 213. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.

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