|Full name||David Paterson Watt|
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
|Died||25 April 1917 (aged 31)|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||T25: 1914|
David Paterson Watt (1885 – 25 April 1917) was a Scottish professional golfer. He won the Scottish Professional Championship in 1914. He was one of the few left-handed golfers of the period. Watt was in the Cameron Highlanders during World War I but died following a leg amputation.
Watt was runner-up in the 1912 Scottish Professional Championship. at Dunbar, 5 strokes behind his brother Willie. He took the second prize of £15. He went one better in the 1914 Championship at Glen Golf Club, beating Willie by 2 strokes and winning the first prize of £20. Willie led by 5 shots after the third round but took 78 in the final round to Davie's excellent 71. Willie came to the last hole needing 4 to tie but got into two bunkers and took 6. Watt played in the 1914 Open Championship at Prestwick Golf Club and finished tied for 25th place, again two shots better than Willie.
Watt died on 25 April 1917 in a Kent Hospital. He was in the Cameron Highlanders and died following a leg amputation. He was buried in Newington Cemetery in Edinburgh. His name is on the Dirleton War Memorial.
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T25|
Note: Watt only played in The Open Championship.
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- "Scottish Professionals at Burnisland". The Glasgow Herald. 9 September 1909. p. 13.
- "Scottish Professional Championship". The Glasgow Herald. 15 June 1912. p. 14.
- "Scottish Professional Championship". The Glasgow Herald. 30 May 1914. p. 13.
- "David Watt". Aberdeen Evening Express. 27 April 1917. Retrieved 16 June 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.