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1964 British Open

 

The 1964 British Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tony Lema, 279

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

Tournament dates: July 8-10, 1964

Leader after first round: Christy O'Connor Sr. and Jean Garaialde, 71

Leader after second round: Tony Lema, 141

Leader after third round: Tony Lema, 209

Notable Notes: Tony Lema established himself as a star in the golf world with a dominating victory. Lema was already famous for his showmanship - his nickname was "Champagne Tony" - and was a winner on tour. But here he became a major champion and seemed poised to challenge the "Big 3" of golf. Alas, he was killed in a plane crash two years later.

Final Scores
Tony Lema 73-68-68-70--279
Jack Nicklaus 76-74-66-68--284
Roberto De Vicenzo 76-72-70-67--285
Bernard Hunt 73-74-70-70--287
Bruce Devlin 72-72-73-73--290
Christy O'Connor Sr. 71-73-74-73--291
Harry Weetman 72-71-75-73--291
Harold Henning 78-73-71-70--292
Angel Miguel 73-76-72-71--292
Gary Player 78-71-73-70--292
Doug Sanders 78-73-74-68--293
Frank Phillips 77-75-72-70--294
Jean Garaialde 71-74-79-72--296
Christy Greene 74-76-73-73--296
Ralph Moffitt 76-72-74-74--296
Dave Thomas 75-74-75-72--296
Alex Caygill 77-74-71-75--297
Bob Charles 79-71-69-78--297
Malcolm Gregson 78-70-74-76--298
John MacDonald 78-74-74-72--298
Alan Murray 77-73-76-72--298
Phil Rodgers 74-79-74-71--298
Syd Scott 75-74-73-76--298
Tony Coop 75-72-76-76--299
Doug Ford 75-76-76-72--299
Liang Huan Lu 76-71-78-74--299
Jimmy Martin 74-72-79-74--299
Peter Thomson 79-73-72-75--299
George Will 74-79-71-76--300
Peter Butler 78-75-74-74--301
Geoffrey Hunt 77-75-74-75--301
Ramon Sota 77-74-74-76--301
Stuart Davies 74-77-71-80--302
Dennis Hutchinson 77-74-77-75--303
Michael Murphy 76-74-76-77--303
John Panton 78-74-77-74--303
Brian Wilkes 77-76-74-76--303
Max Faulkner 73-73-80-78--304
Dai Rees 76-77-77-74--304
Brian Allen 78-75-73-79--305
Norman Drew 76-76-79-74--305
Stuart Murray 80-73-78-74--305
Len Thomas 76-75-82-72--305
Malcolm Leeder 77-76-75-80--308
Kel Nagle 77-76-80-80--313

Related pages:
British Open winners
U.S. Open winners
Masters winners

 

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