His best effort came in the where he finished tied for sixth place.
Grant was a frequent competitor in the Open Championship in the 1880s and 1890s and was very consistent with his results. In total, he had six top-10 performances. His mother Jane married Lawrence Hay and they lived in Earlston.
On leaving school Grant was employed cleaning train engines at Street Margaret"s Works, Edinburgh, and at the age of 18 years he moved to North Berwick and was living at 11 Forth Street.
Grant was a man of small stature with fair hair and a moustache. In 1892, he was engaged by Lord Tweeddale—chairman of the North British Railway Company and former captain of North Berwick Golf Club (1890)—to design the course at Silloth in Cumbria.
Grant was assisted by Mungo Park who became the first professional at Silloth. On one occasion they defeated the brother duo of Andrew Kirkaldy and Hugh Kirkaldy in a well publicized money match.
The was held 6 October at the Old Course at Street Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
Grant played solid golf and finished in a tie for sixth place. Grant died on 24 June 1903 of tuberculosis at age 42.