Cotton, Henry

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Henry Cotton (Thomas Henry Cotton), 1907–87, British golfer, b. Cheshire, England. Although he played as a professional at the age of 17, Cotton did not achieve international recognition until he won the British Open in 1934. He again won this title in 1937 and in 1948, in addition to three British Professional Golf Association crowns and many European championships. Cotton played on three British Ryder Cup teams and twice was captain.