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1958 British Open

 

The 1958 British Open was the 87th time the tournament was played; it ended in a 36-hole playoff.

Winner: Peter Thomson, 278

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

Tournament dates: July 2-5, 1958

Leader after first round: Peter Thomson, 66

Leader after second round: Christy O'Connor Sr., 135

Leader after third round: Peter Thomson, 205

Notable Notes: Peter Thomson and Dave Thomas tied at 278 following 72 holes of play, so they returned the following day for a 36-hole playoff. Thomson held a 1-stroke lead after the first 18 holes of the playoff, then shot 71 to Thomas' 74 in the second 18, winning by four strokes (139 to 143). It was Thomson's fourth win at the British Open.

Final Scores
Peter Thomson 66-72-67-73--278
Dave Thomas 70-68-69-71--278
Eric Brown 73-70-65-71--279
Christy O'Connor Sr. 67-68-73-71--279
Leopoldo Ruiz 71-65-72-73--281
Flory Van Donck 70-70-67-74--281
Gary Player 68-74-70-71--283
Henry Cotton 68-75-69-72--284
Eric Lester 73-66-71-74--284
Harry Weetman 73-67-73-71--284
Peter Alliss 72-70-70-73--285
a-Donald Swaelens 74-67-74-70--285
Harold Henning 70-71-72-73--286
Jean Garaialde 69-74-72-72--287
Dai Rees 77-69-71-70--287
Max Faulkner 68-71-71-78--288
Bobby Locke 76-70-72-70--288
Eric Moore 72-72-70-74--288
Gene Sarazen 73-73-70-72--288
Tony Coop 69-71-75-75--290
Fred Daly 71-74-72-73--290
Norman Drew 69-72-75-74--290
Christy Greene 75-71-72-72--290
Harry Bradshaw 70-73-72-76--291
Gerry De Wit 71-75-72-73--291
Antonio Cerda 72-71-74-75--292
Sebastian Miguel 74-71-73-74--292
Trevor Wilkes 76-70-69-77--292
Miguel Angel Martin 71-70-75-77--293
Bernard Hunt 70-70-76-79--295
Sam King 71-73-76-75--295
David Snell 72-72-72-79--295
Jack Wilkshire 74-70-78-74--296
Bruce Crampton 73-73-75-76--297
Syd Scott 73-74-74-76--297
Brian Wilkes 73-73-75-76--297
a-Joe Carr 70-74-77-77--298
David Melville 76-71-76-79--302
Cecil Denny 74-73-77-79--303
Bill Large 70-72-81-80--303

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U.S. Open winners
Masters winners

 

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