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1968 British Open

 

The 1968 British Open was the 97th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Gary Player, 289

Where it was played: Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 10-13, 1968

Leader after first round: Brian Barnes and Michael Bonallack, 70

Leader after second round: Billy Casper, 140

Leader after third round: Billy Casper, 214

Notable Notes: The scoring was tough at the 1968 British Open - so tough that Gary Player could stage a come-from-behind victory by shooting 73 in the final round. Player trailed Billy Casper by two and Bob Charles by one going into Round 4, but Casper shot 78 and Charles 76. It was the second of Player's three wins in this tournament.

Final Scores
Gary Player 74-71-71-73--289
Bob Charles 72-72-71-76--291
Jack Nicklaus 76-69-73-73--291
Billy Casper 72-68-74-78--292
Maurice Bembridge 71-75-73-74--293
Brian Barnes 70-74-80-71--295
Gay Brewer 74-73-72-76--295
Neil Coles 75-76-71-73--295
Al Balding 74-76-74-72--296
Roberto De Vicenzo 77-72-74-74--297
Bruce Devlin 77-73-72-75--297
Arnold Palmer 77-71-72-77--297
Peter Alliss 73-78-72-75--298
Bobby Cole 75-76-72-75--298
Tommy Horton 77-74-73-74--298
Brian Huggett 76-71-75-76--298
Kel Nagle 74-75-75-74--298
Eric Brown 76-76-74-73--299
Tony Jacklin 72-72-75-80--299
Paddy Skerritt 72-73-77-77--299
a-Michael Bonallack 70-77-74-79--300
Sebastian Miguel 73-75-76-76--300
David Webster 77-71-78-74--300
Alex Caygill 79-76-71-75--301
Keith MacDonald 80-71-73-77--301
Peter Thomson 77-71-78-75--301
Malcolm Gregson 77-75-76-74--302
Bob Shaw 75-76-73-78--302
Dave Thomas 75-71-78-78--302
Sandy Wilson 73-81-74-74--302
Harry Bannerman 74-73-77-79--303
Jaime Gallardo 78-71-78-76--303
David Huish 74-74-78-77--303
Doug Sanders 78-76-73-77--304
Gordon Cunningham 80-70-75-80--305
Jimmy Martin 81-72-74-78--305
Michael Murphy 77-74-77-77--305
Hubby Habjan 77-74-76-79--306
Christy Greene 75-77-76-79--307
Tony Grubb 79-74-75-79--307
Maohamed Said Moussa 77-76-75-79--307
Barry Coxon 77-72-78-84--311
Peter Mills 71-76-80-84--311
Bert Yancey 78-75-74-84--311
Harry Weetman 77-76-74-86--313

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British Open winners
U.S. Open winners
Masters winners

 

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