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1983 British Open

 

The 1983 British Open was the 112th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tom Watson, 275

Where it was played: Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England

Tournament dates: July 14-17, 1983

Leader after first round: Craig Stadler, 64

Leader after second round: Craig Stadler, 134

Leader after third round: Tom Watson, 205

Notable Notes: Tom Watson took the lead with a 70 in the third round, and held on to win by one stroke. It was his fifth and final win at the British Open, his eighth and final win in a major championship. Andy Bean and Hale Irwin tied for second, one stroke behind, and this is the tournament at which Irwin whiffed a 2-inch putt during the third round.

Final Scores
Tom Watson 67-68-70-70--275
Andy Bean 70-69-70-67--276
Hale Irwin 69-68-72-67--276
Graham Marsh 69-70-74-64--277
Lee Trevino 69-66-73-70--278
Harold Henning 71-69-70-69--279
Seve Ballesteros 71-71-69-68--279
Christy O'Connor Jr. 72-69-71-68--280
Bill Rogers 67-71-73-69--280
Nick Faldo 68-68-71-73--280
Denis Durnian 73-66-74-67--280
Peter Jacobsen 72-69-70-70--281
Craig Stadler 64-70-72-75--281
Fuzzy Zoeller 71-71-67-73--282
Mike Sullivan 72-68-74-68--282
David Graham 71-69-67-75--282
Raymond Floyd 72-66-69-75--282
Gary Koch 75-71-66-70--282
Bernard Gallacher 72-71-70-70--283
Brian Waites 70-70-73-70--283
Simon Hobday 70-73-70-70--283
Jay Haas 73-72-68-70--283
Hubert Green 69-74-72-68--283
Tienie Britz 71-74-69-69--283
Greg Norman 75-71-70-67--283
Howard Clark 71-72-69-72--284
Rodger Davis 70-71-70-73--284
Eamonn Darcy 69-72-74-69--284
Tom Kite 71-72-72-70--285
Jack Nicklaus 71-72-72-70--285
Lanny Wadkins 72-73-72-68--285
Toru Nakamura 73-69-72-71--285
Mark James 70-70-74-71--285
Lu Chien Soon 71-72-74-68--285
Curtis Strange 74-68-70-73--285
Mike McCullough 74-69-72-70--285
Hal Sutton 68-71-75-71--285
Terry Gale 72-66-72-75--285
Vicente Fernandez 70-72-72-72--286
Chris Moody 74-69-70-73--286
Ian Collins 70-75-68-73--286
Tony Jacklin 71-75-71-69--286
Kikuo Arai 74-67-75-70--286
Bob Gilder 70-76-70-70--286
Tim Simpson 73-69-72-73--287
Tom Weiskopf 73-73-69-72--287
Clive Tucker 73-71-73-70--287
Massy Kuramoto 70-74-73-70--287
Graham Burroughs 71-74-71-71--287
Manuel Pinero 74-72-71-70--287
Vaughan Somers 68-75-71-73--287
Mark McNulty 72-69-68-78--287
Larry Nelson 70-73-73-72--288
Sam Torrance 68-73-74-73--288
Bobby Clampett 74-72-71-71--288
Arnold Palmer 72-74-68-75--289
Bernhard Langer 67-72-76-74--289
Mark E. Johnson 70-72-71-76--289
Manuel Calero 70-75-69-76--290
John O'Leary 74-68-69-79--290
Ronan Rafferty 75-67-73-76--291
Mike Ingham 71-73-70-78--292
Hsieh Yu Shu 71-72-74-78--295

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