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1957 British Open

 

The 1957 British Open was the 86th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Bobby Locke, 279

Where it was played: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 3-5, 1957

Leader after first round: Eric Brown and Laurie Ayton Jr., 67

Leader after second round: Eric Brown, 139

Leader after third round: Bobby Locke, 209

Notable Notes: Peter Thomson was going for his fourth straight win in the British Open, but his 1950s rival Bobby Locke instead won his own fourth Open trophy. Locke took a 3-stroke lead by shooting 68 in the third round, and with a solid 70 in the final round finished with a 3-stroke win over Thomson.

Final Scores
Bobby Locke 69-72-68-70--279
Peter Thomson 73-69-70-70--282
Eric Brown 67-72-73-71--283
Angel Miguel 72-72-69-72--285
Tom Haliburton 72-73-68-73--286
a-W.D. Smith 71-72-72-71--286
Dave Thomas 72-74-70-70--286
Flory Van Donck 72-68-74-72--286
Antonio Cerda 71-71-72-73--287
Henry Cotton 74-72-69-72--287
Max Faulkner 74-70-71-72--287
Peter Alliss 72-74-74-68--288
Harry Weetman 75-71-71-71--288
Cary Middlecoff 72-71-74-72--289
Norman Drew 70-75-71-74--290
Eric Lester 71-76-70-73--290
Sebastian Migue 71-75-76-68--290
John Panton 71-72-74-73--290
Harry Bradshaw 73-74-69-75--291
John Fallon 75-67-73-76--291
Christy O'Connor Sr. 77-69-72-73--291
a-Frank Stranahan 74-71-74-72--291
Jimmy Hitchcock 69-74-73-76--292
Reg Horne 76-72-72-73--293
Bernard Hunt 72-72-74-75--293
Sam King 76-72-70-75--293
Gary Player 71-74-75-73--293
Trevor Wilkes 75-73-71-74--293
Harold Henning 75-73-71-75--294
Laurie Ayton Jr. 67-76-75-77--295
Peter Butler 77-71-74-73--295
Reg Knight 71-73-75-76--295
Dai Rees 73-72-79-71--295
Norman Sutton 69-76-73-77--295
Ken Bousfield 74-73-75-74--296
Roberto De Vicenzo 70-76-76-74--296
John MacDonald 73-71-76-76--296
Ralph Moffitt 71-75-77-74--297
Bruce Crampton 68-73-78-79--298
Keith MacDonald 69-74-76-79--298
Syd Scott 76-72-73-77--298
T.H.T. Fairbairn 73-72-77-78--300
a-Robin Galloway 70-76-79-75--300
E. Bert Williamson 74-70-77-80--301
Arthur Lees 75-71-77-80--303
W.J. Henderson 72-75-82-76--305

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U.S. Open winners
Masters winners

 

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