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1981 British Open

 

The 1981 British Open was the 110th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Bill Rogers, 276

Where it was played: Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England

Tournament dates: July 16-19, 1981

Leader after first round: Nick Job and Vicente Fernandez, 70

Leader after second round: Bill Rogers, 138

Leader after third round: Bill Rogers, 205

Notable Notes: The story goes that Bill Rogers only played this tournament because his friend Ben Crenshaw talked him into making the trip to Scotland. So when Rogers took a 1-stroke lead after a second-round 66, it's somehow appropriate that it was Crenshaw in second place. Crenshaw fell away over the final two rounds, but Rogers didn't - he led by five after Round 3 and won by four.

Final Scores
Bill Rogers 72-66-67-71--276
Bernhard Langer 73-67-70-70--280
Mark James 72-70-68-73--283
Raymond Floyd 74-70-69-70--283
Sam Torrance 72-69-73-70--284
Manuel Pinero 73-74-68-70--285
Bruce Lietzke 76-69-71-69--285
Ben Crenshaw 72-67-76-71--286
Howard Clark 72-76-70-68--286
Brian Jones 73-76-66-71--286
Isao Aoki 71-73-69-74--287
Lee Trevino 77-67-70-73--287
Nick Faldo 77-68-69-73--287
Sandy Lyle 73-73-71-71--288
David Graham 71-71-74-72--288
Nick Job 70-69-75-74--288
Brian Barnes 76-70-70-72--288
Eamonn Darcy 79-69-70-70--288
Peter Townsend 73-70-73-73--289
Jerry Pate 73-73-69-74--289
Graham Marsh 75-71-72-71--289
Gordon Brand Jr. 78-65-74-72--289
Arnold Palmer 72-74-73-71--290
Mark McNulty 74-74-74-68--290
Tony Jacklin 71-71-73-75--290
Simon Owen 71-74-70-75--290
Tom Watson 73-69-75-73--290
Hubert Green 75-72-74-69--290
Nick Price 77-68-76-69--290
Jack Nicklaus 83-66-71-70--290
Greg Norman 72-75-72-72--291
Trevor Powell 75-68-73-75--291
Des Smyth 77-67-73-74--291
John Morgan 77-72-73-69--291
Jumbo Ozaki 75-72-71-74--292
Tommy Horton 75-73-73-71--292
Billy Dunk 76-67-77-72--292
Bob Charles 77-71-71-73--292
Rodger Davis 74-71-74-74--293
Neil Coles 74-73-73-73--293
Seve Ballesteros 75-72-74-72--293
Johnny Miller 71-73-73-76--293
Florentino Molina 78-68-74-73--293
Ken Brown 74-72-74-74--294
Terry Gale 73-73-71-77--294
Ron Streck 78-70-72-74--294
Mark O'Meara 74-73-73-75--295
Jaime Gonzalez 76-70-76-73--295
a-Hal Sutton 71-77-73-74--295
David Thorp 76-69-74-77--296
David Jones 77-71-74-74--296
Brian Waites 75-69-74-78--296
Eddie Polland 75-75-72-75--297
Garry Cullen 78-70-73-76--297
Mike Ferguson 75-72-71-79--297
Noel Hunt 74-73-75-76--298
Warren Humphreys 76-71-74-77--298
John O'Leary 73-74-75-77--299
Payne Stewart 73-75-74-77--299
a-Geoffrey Godwin 75-71-72-81--299
Dick McLean 75-73-72-83--303

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U.S. Open winners
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