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1962 British Open

 

The 1962 British Open was the 91st time the tournament was played.

Winner: Arnold Palmer, 276

Where it was played: Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 11-13, 1962

Leader after first round: Keith MacDonald, 69

Leader after second round: Arnold Palmer, 140

Leader after third round: Arnold Palmer, 207

Notable Notes: Months after winning the 1962 Masters, Arnold Palmer won his second straight major at this tournament. A 67 in the third round opened a 5-stroke lead for Palmer, who closed with a 69 and won by a margin of six strokes. The runner-up was Kel Nagle, the man who beat Palmer by a stroke in the 1960 Open.

Final Scores
Arnold Palmer 71-69-67-69--276
Kel Nagle 71-71-70-70--282
Brian Huggett 75-71-74-69--289
Phil Rodgers 75-70-72-72--289
Bob Charles 75-70-70-75--290
Sam Snead 76-73-72-71--292
Peter Thomson 70-77-75-70--292
Peter Alliss 77-69-74-73--293
Dave Thomas 77-70-71-75--293
Syd Scott 77-74-75-68--294
Ralph Moffitt 75-70-74-76--295
Jean Garaialde 76-73-76-71--296
Sebastian Miguel 72-79-73-72--296
Harry Weetman 75-73-73-75--296
Ross Whitehead 74-75-72-75--296
Roger Foreman 77-73-72-75--297
Bernard Hunt 74-75-75-73--297
Denis Hutchinson 78-73-76-70--297
Jimmy Martin 73-72-76-76--297
Christy O'Connor Sr. 74-78-73-72--297
John Panton 74-73-79-71--297
Tony Coop 76-75-75-72--298
Donald Swaelens 72-79-74-74--299
Brian Bamford 77-73-74-76--300
Lionel Platts 76-75-78-71--300
Guy Wolstenholme 78-74-76-72--300
Hugh Boyle 73-78-74-76--301
Keith MacDonald 69-77-76-79--301
George Low 77-75-77-73--302
Harry Bradshaw 72-75-81-75--303
Harold Henning 74-73-79-77--303
Jimmy Hitchcock 78-74-72-79--303
Doug Beattie 72-75-79-78--304
Eric Brown 74-78-79-74--305
Jack Nicklaus 80-72-74-79--305
John Johnson 76-74-81-76--307
Don Essig 76-72-79-81--308
a-Charlie Green 76-75-81-76--308
David Miller 76-74-81-78--309

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British Open winners
U.S. Open winners
Masters winners

 

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