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Let's not forget golfer Fred Daly

Published 13/01/2012

What wonderful news that major golf is returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club in the form of the Irish Open championship, hopefully to be followed by the staging of the Open Championship for the first time since 1951.

Great credit is due to the achievements of Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy. But it must never be forgotten that another contributor was the man born and bred in Portrush, who was the first Irish professional golfer to play in the Ryder Cup.

He is buried in a churchyard overlooking the 18th fairway and his tombstone reads: Fred Daly, Open Golf Champion 1947.

PETER HUGHES

Burnham, Bucks

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