Dai Rees

David James Rees, CBE (31 March 1913 – 15 November 1983[2]) was one of the Britain's leading golfers either side of the Second World War.

Dai Rees
Personal information
Full nameDavid James Rees
Born(1913-03-31)31 March 1913
Font-y-Gary, Glamorgan, Wales
Died15 November 1983(1983-11-15) (aged 70)
Barnet, London, England
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sporting nationality Wales
Career
Turned professional1929
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins43[1]
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship2nd/T2: 1953, 1954, 1961
Achievements and awards
Commander of the Order
of the British Empire
1958
Harry Vardon Trophy1955, 1959

The winner of many prestigious tournaments in Britain, Europe and farther afield, Rees is best remembered as the captain of the Great Britain Ryder Cup team which defeated the United States at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire, England, in 1957.[3] It was the only defeat which the United States suffered in the competition between 1933 and 1985.


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