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1972 British Open

 

The 1972 British Open was the 101st time the tournament was played.

Winner: Lee Trevino, 278

Where it was played: Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 12-15, 1972

Leader after first round: Peter Tupling, 68

Leader after second round: Lee Trevino and Tony Jacklin, 141

Leader after third round: Lee Trevino, 207

Notable Notes: Lee Trevino shot a third-round 66 to move into the lead, one stroke ahead of Englishman Tony Jacklin. In the final round, it was Jack Nicklaus who shot 66, but Nicklaus' charge fell one stroke short of catching Trevino. A chip-in for par on the 17th helped Trevino seal the victory. Jacklin finished two behind. It was Trevino's second consecutive win at the British Open.

Final Scores
Lee Trevino 71-70-66-71--278
Jack Nicklaus 70-72-71-66--279
Tony Jacklin 69-72-67-72--280
Doug Sanders 71-71-69-70--281
Brian Barnes 71-72-69-71--283
Gary Player 71-71-76-67--285
Arnold Palmer 73-73-69-71--286
Tom Weiskopf 73-74-70-69--286
David Vaughan 74-73-70-69--286
Guy Hunt 75-72-67-72--286
Clive Clark 72-71-73-71--287
Dave Marr 70-74-71-72--287
Peter Townsend 70-72-76-70--288
Roberto Bernardini 73-71-76-68--288
Jan Dorrestein 74-71-72-72--289
Peter Butler 72-75-73-69--289
Bob Charles 75-70-74-70--289
Johnny Miller 76-66-72-75--289
Bert Yancey 73-72-72-73--290
Maurice Bembridge 73-71-75-71--290
Frank Beard 70-76-74-70--290
Harry Bannerman 77-73-73-67--290
Doug McClelland 73-74-72-72--291
Christy O'Connor Sr. 73-74-73-71--291
a-Craig Defoy 70-75-71-75--291
Bruce Devlin 75-70-77-70--292
Brian Huggett 73-72-79-68--292
Jerry Heard 75-75-71-72--293
Peter Oosterhuis 75-75-73-70--293
John Garner 71-71-76-75--293
a-Min Nan Hsieh 75-75-73-71--294
Dave Stockton 72-72-76-74--294
Gordon Cunningham 76-75-73-70--294
Peter Thomson 71-72-74-77--294
Brian Thomson 74-77-72-71--294
Peter Alliss 74-74-77-69--294
Bob Shearer 77-75-68-74--294
Vicente Fernandez 78-74-73-69--294
Kel Nagle 79-72-74-69--294
Billy Casper 72-74-74-75--295
Chi Hsiung Kuo 74-72-76-73--295
Tommy Horton 76-72-73-74--295
Vincent Hood 76-74-72-73--295
Jack Newton 77-72-70-76--295
Liang-Huan Lu 77-73-71-74--295
Ernie Jones 75-74-74-73--296
Sam Torrance 72-74-76-74--296
David Oakley 72-75-77-72--296
Peter Tupling 68-74-73-81--296
Andrew Brooks 74-74-75-75--298
Doug Sewell 75-74-75-74--298
David Talbot 72-76-76-74--298
Brian Hutchinson 74-73-74-77--298
Norman Wood 74-78-71-75--298
Graham Marsh 78-73-74-73--298
John O'Leary 75-76-74-74--299
David Llewellyn 72-73-79-75--299
Bobby Walker 74-74-74-78--300
Antonio Garrido 71-77-77-76--301
Tienie Britz 75-77-73-76--301
Jimmy Hume 77-70-77-77--301
Gary Baleson 76-73-73-80--302
John Fowler 76-76-71-81--304
Stuart Brown 81-70-74-80--305

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