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1952 British Open

 

The 1952 British Open was the 81st time the tournament was played.

Winner: Bobby Locke, 287

Where it was played: Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England

Tournament dates: July 9-11, 1952

Leader after first round: Fred Daly, 67

Leader after second round: Fred Daly, 136

Leader after third round: Fred Daly, 213

Notable Notes: Fred Daly led the first two rounds, but his tournament really turned at the halfway point. In the third round - even though he maintained his lead - he shot 77. Daly followed that with a final-round 76 to fall to third place. Taking advantage of Daly's troubles was Bobby Locke, he was four behind Daly after 36 holes. But Locke shot 74-73 on the tough final day, winning by one shot over Peter Thomson.

Final Scores
Bobby Locke 69-71-74-73--287
Peter Thomson 68-73-77-70--288
Fred Daly 67-69-77-76--289
Henry Cotton 75-74-74-71--294
Antonio Cerda 73-73-76-73--295
Sam King 71-74-74-76--295
Flory Van Donck 74-75-71-76--296
Fred Bullock 76-72-72-77--297
Harry Bradshaw 70-74-75-79--298
Eric Brown 71-72-78-77--298
Willie Goggin 71-74-75-78--298
Arthur Lees 76-72-76-74--298
Syd Scott 75-69-76-78--298
Norman Von Nida 77-70-74-77--298
John Panton 72-72-78-77--299
Harry Weetman 74-77-71-77--299
Max Faulkner 72-76-79-73--300
Gene Sarazen 74-73-77-76--300
Wally Smithers 73-74-76-77--300
Norman Sutton 72-74-79-76--301
Fred Allott 77-71-76-78--302
Ken Bousfield 72-73-79-78--302
Jimmy Hine 73-78-74-77--302
Eddie Noke 72-78-76-76--302
John A. Jacobs 74-72-81-76--303
Alan Poulton 71-74-76-82--303
Jack Hargreaves 75-75-79-75--304
John R.M. Jacobs 72-76-79-77--304
a-John Jones 73-70-78-83--304
Dai Rees 76-74-77-77--304
Peter Alliss 72-72-80-81--305
Reg Horne 77-74-80-74--305
a-Dixon Rawlinson 74-73-79-80--306
a-Alex Kyle 71-75-80-81--307
a-Henri De Lamaze 73-72-80-83--308
Bobby Halsall 74-75-78-81--308
Tom Haliburton 75-76-80-78--309
John Hawkins 76-72-82-79--309
George Johnson 73-75-78-83--309
a-Frank Stranahan 75-76-78-80--309
Hector Thomson 73-77-80-79--309
Hal Young 70-77-77-85--309
George Knight 74-75-80-82--311
Robert French 72-78-79-83--312
a-Frank Morrell 75-74-86-79--314
Bernard Hunt 75-75-82-83--315

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