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1966 British Open

 

The 1966 British Open was the 95th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Jack Nicklaus, 282

Where it was played: Muirfield at Gullane, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 6-9, 1966

Leader after first round: Jack Nicklaus and Jimmy Hitchcock, 70

Leader after second round: Jack Nicklaus, 137

Leader after third round: Phil Rodgers, 210

Notable Notes: Jack Nicklaus had won each of the other three majors, but not yet the British Open. He checked off that box, however, here, completing the career grand slam. Nicklaus was the midway leader, but a third-round 75 dropped him to second place behind Phil Rodgers entering the final round. But in Round 4, it was Rodgers who fell, with a 76. Nicklaus' 70 was good for the 1-stroke victory.

Final Scores
Jack Nicklaus 70-67-75-70--282
Doug Sanders 71-70-72-70--283
Dave Thomas 72-73-69-69--283
Bruce Devlin 73-69-74-70--286
Kel Nagle 72-68-76-70--286
Gary Player 72-74-71-69--286
Phil Rodgers 74-66-70-76--286
Dave Marr 73-76-69-70--288
Sebastian Miguel 74-72-70-72--288
Arnold Palmer 73-72-69-74--288
Peter Thomson 73-75-69-71--288
Dick Sikes 73-72-73-72--290
Harold Henning 71-69-75-76--291
Christy O'Connor Sr. 73-72-74-72--291
Julius Boros 73-71-76-72--292
Peter Butler 73-65-80-75--293
Alex Caygill 72-71-73-77--293
Jimmy Hitchcock 70-77-74-72--293
a-Ronnie Shade 71-70-75-77--293
Peter Alliss 74-72-75-73--294
Roberto De Vicenzo 74-72-71-77--294
Doug Sewell 76-69-74-75--294
Eric Brown 78-72-71-74--295
a-Peter Townsend 73-75-72-75--295
George Will 74-75-73-73--295
Keith MacDonald 75-74-70-77--296
a-Michael Bonallack 73-76-75-73--297
Denis Hutchinson 74-73-73-77--297
Bobby Stanton 73-72-73-79--297
Fred Boobyer 72-76-77-73--298
a-Bobby Cole 73-75-73-77--298
Christy Greene 72-76-76-74--298
Alan Henning 73-73-74-78--298
Tony Jacklin 74-76-72-76--298
Tony Lema 71-76-76-75--298
Dai Rees 75-72-77-75--299
Barry Franklin 77-72-79-72--300
Richardo Bernardini 76-73-73-78--300
Bob Charles 74-74-77-75--300
David Snell 73-75-76-76--300
Guy Wolstenholme 73-76-73-78--300
Cyril Pennington 74-75-76-76--301
Jock Burns 76-73-76-77--302
Brian Huggett 76-73-80-73--302
Hedley Muscroft 73-75-79-75--302
Bobby Walker 74-72-76-80--302
Malcolm Gregson 79-71-74-79--303
Eric Lester 74-76-74-79--303
George Low 75-72-79-77--303
Gordon Cunningham 75-75-76-79--305
John Panton 78-72-81-74--305
Craig Defoy 76-73-79-78--306
Vid Miller 73-77-78-78--306
Frank Rennie 74-75-81-76--306
Reg Knight 77-73-77-80--307
Lionel Platts 74-74-78-81--307
Sandy Wilson 76-74-76-81--307
Tony Coop 74-76-79-79--308
Tony Grubb 79-70-84-76--309
John Carter 72-77-85-77--311
Bill Hector 76-72-78-85--311
Lew Taylor 77-71-78-87--313
Iain Clark 77-70-86-82--315

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