Tommy Horton a former Ryder Cup player and PGA Captain sadly passed away on December 7th after being taken ill while attending an event at The Royal Jersey Golf Club, where he was head Professional for 25 years.
Tommy Horton won 4 European Tour events as well as representing Great Britain and Ireland in two Ryder Cups, 1975, 1977. He was also Captain of the PGA in 1978.
In 1970 he became the first non-South African resident to win the South African Open since it had been first played in 1903
He competed in 20 Open Championships making the cut 15 times and 4 Masters, missing the cut on all occasions.
After turning 50 he joined the Seniors Tour and had the best years of his career as a Pro, heading the money list 5 times and winning 23 tournaments.
As a true advocate of junior golf, Tommy captained the Junior Ryder Cup team in 2008 and the following 3 encounters.
The World of Golf mourns the passing of one of the true Golfing pioneers.