Henry Cotton, Sir Thomas Henry Cotton, MBE (28 January 1907 – 22 December 1987) was an English professional golfer. He won the Open Championship in 1934, 1937 and 1948, becoming the leading British player of his generation. The Rookie of the Year award in European Tour is named after him.
On this day, In 1948 Henry Cotton won his third Open Championship, this one at Muirfield Links in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. At age 41, the Englishman finished at even, 284, thanks to a masterful second round of 66.