Walter Rutherford

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Mathers•Rutherford
Used nameWalter•Rutherford
Born23 September 1857 in Crailing, Scottish Borders, Scotland (GBR)
Died15 October 1913 in Crailing, Scottish Borders, Scotland (GBR)
AffiliationsJedburgh Golf Club, Jedburgh (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Walter Rutherford had a grain business but it left him lots of time for golf and other leisure activities. He was one of the best players in the Borders from 1894-1905, winning many Borders Golf Association events. After that he became somewhat a mystery to members of his club, Jedburgh Golf Club. It is said he either had significant business troubles or became an alcoholic, but he left the area, eventually dying in London.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Golf GBR Walter Rutherford
Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Individual, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 13