Joe Kirkwood Sr.

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Birthday
3, 1897
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 29, 1970 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1897
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 29, 1970 (73)

About

Australian golfer who made his country a top competitor in the sport.

Before Fame

He learned the game from his boss at a remote sheep ranch in the Australian outback.

Trivia

He won the 1920 Australian Open and shattered the previous record score at the New Zealand Open.

Family Life

He and his son both played in the 1948 U.S. Open, and both made the cut.

Associated With

His legacy has been carried on by such prominent Aussies as Sydney-born PGA golfer Steve Elkington.