We know little about William Burton. He played out of the Lakewood Country Club, presumably in Louisiana. Burton did not qualify for match play at the 1904 Olympic golf tournament. He shot 103 in qualifying for the consolation flights and competed in the third flight, losing his second match.
|1904 Summer||St. Louis||Golf||Men's Individual||United States||USA||AC||DNQ|
|1904 Summer||St. Louis||Golf||United States||Qualifying||33T||184|
|1904 Summer||St. Louis||Golf||United States||Qualifying||Round One||41T||94|
|1904 Summer||St. Louis||Golf||United States||Qualifying||Round Two||23T||90|