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2004 British Open

 

The British Open was played for the 133rd time in 2004 and this year produced a surprise winner.

Winner: Todd Hamilton, 274

Where it was played: Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 15-18, 2004

Leader after first round: Paul Casey and Thomas Levet, 66

Leader after second round: Skip Kendall, 135

Leader after third round: Todd Hamilton, 205

Notable Notes: For the second consecutive Open, there was a surprise winner, following Ben Curtis' victory the previous year. This time it was another journeyman American, Todd Hamilton, who had played mostly in Japan prior to this.

Hamilton took over the lead in the third round, shooting 67. His edge entering the final round was one stroke over Ernie Els and two over Phil Mickelson, Retief Goosen and Thomas Levet. Hamilton and Els required a playoff after Els missed a birdie putt on the 72nd hole (Mickelson finished one stroke out of the playoff).

The 4-hole aggregate playoff concluded with Els missing another birdie putt, and Hamilton making a par putt for the victory.

Final Scores
p-Todd Hamilton 71-67-67-69--274
Ernie Els 69-69-68-68--274
Phil Mickelson 73-66-68-68--275
Lee Westwood 72-71-68-67--278
Thomas Levet 66-70-71-72--279
Davis Love 72-69-71-67--279
Scott Verplank 69-70-70-71--280
Retief Goosen 69-70-68-73--280
Mike Weir 71-68-71-71--281
Tiger Woods 70-71-68-72--281
Darren Clarke 69-72-73-68--282
Mark Calcavecchia 72-73-69-68--282
Skip Kendall 69-66-75-72--282
Barry Lane 69-68-71-75--283
Stewart Cink 72-71-71-69--283
KJ Choi 68-69-74-73--284
Justin Leonard 70-72-71-71--284
Joakim Haeggman 69-73-72-70--284
Kenny Perry 69-70-73-72--284
Bob Estes 73-72-69-71--285
Gary Evans 68-73-73-71--285
Michael Campbell 67-71-74-73--285
Paul Casey 66-77-70-72--285
Vijay Singh 68-70-76-71--285
Colin Montgomerie 69-69-72-76--286
Ian Poulter 71-72-71-72--286
Jyoti Randhawa 73-72-70-72--287
Takashi Kamiyama 70-73-71-73--287
Rod Pampling 72-68-74-73--287
Mark O'Meara 71-74-68-75--288
Shigeki Maruyama 71-72-74-71--288
Bo Van Pelt 72-71-71-74--288
David Toms 71-71-74-72--288
Nick Price 71-71-69-77--288
Keiichiro Fukabori 73-71-70-74--288
Kim Felton 73-67-72-77--289
Tetsuji Hiratsuka 70-74-70-75--289
Stuart Appleby 71-70-73-75--289
Tjaart Van der Walt 70-73-72-74--289
Steve Lowery 69-73-75-72--289
Hunter Mahan 74-69-71-75--289
Andrew Oldcorn 73-70-71-76--290
Adam Scott 73-68-74-75--290
Charles Howell 75-70-72-73--290
Trevor Immelman 69-74-71-76--290
Kenneth Ferrie 68-74-73-75--290
Alastair Forsyth 68-74-79-70--291
Mathias Gronberg 70-74-73-74--291
Miguel Jimenez 74-71-71-75--291
Jerry Kelly 75-70-73-73--291
Paul Bradshaw 75-67-72-77--291
Shaun Micheel 70-72-70-79--291
Sean Whiffin 73-72-71-75--291
Raphael Jacquelin 72-72-73-75--292
Steve Flesch 75-70-70-77--292
Ignacio Garrido 71-74-72-75--292
Carl Pettersson 68-77-74-74--293
James Kingston 73-72-74-74--293
Paul McGinley 69-76-75-73--293
Paul Broadhurst 71-74-72-77--294
Gary Emerson 70-71-76-77--294
Brad Faxon 74-68-73-79--294
Mark Foster 71-72-76-77--296
Chris DiMarco 71-71-78-76--296
a-Stuart Wilson 68-75-77-76--296
Marten Olander 68-74-78-77--297
Rory Sabbatini 71-72-73-81--297
Martin Erlandsson 73-70-77-78--298
Paul Wesselingh 73-72-76-77--298
Bob Tway 76-68-73-82--299
Christian Cevaer 70-74-74-82--300
Rich Beem 69-73-77-81--300
Sandy Lyle 70-73-81-79--303

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