Harry Vardon (1870-1937)

Born on the island of Jersey, was golf's first "international superstar", gaining fame as a properly dressed gentleman in a buttoned coat, shirt and tie, he toured the US by playing 80 matches, concluding with a US Open victory in 1900. He is the holder of a record six Open Championships and is mentioned regularly as part of the Great Triumvirate, along with J.H. Taylor and James Braid. The grip used by 90 percent of modern golfers, in which the index finger and littler finger interlock, is still called the Vardon Grip.