1936 Open Championship

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1936 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 25–27 June 1936
Location Hoylake, England
Course(s) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Statistics
Par 74 [1]
Length 7,078 yards (6,472 m)[2]
Field 107 players, 62 after cut[3]
Cut 156 (+8)
Prize fund £500
Winner's share £100
Champion
England Alf Padgham
287 (−9)
Hoylake is located in England
Hoylake
Hoylake
Location in England

The 1936 Open Championship was the 71st Open Championship, held 25–27 June at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Alf Padgham won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams.[4][5]

Qualifying was originally planned for 22–23 June but heavy rain caused the first day's play to be abandoned. All the scores were voided and players had to start again the next day. Henry Cotton had completed his round of 67 at Wallasey before play was abandoned.[6] Qualifying eventually took place on 23–24 June. Entries played 18 holes at Royal Liverpool and 18 holes at Wallasey. The top 100 and ties qualified.[7] The qualifying score was 155 and 107 players qualified. Henry Cotton led the qualifiers on 139 having scored 68 at Wallasey on the rearranged day.[8] Because of the delay in the qualifying rounds the schedule was pushed back. The first round was played on Thursday, the second on Friday, and the final two rounds on Saturday.[3] The top 60 and ties would make the cut and qualify for the final 36 holes.

After the second round, Bill Cox and Adams were tied for the lead, with five players a shot back, including Padgham and Henry Cotton.[2] Adams and Cotton shared the 54-hole lead, with Padgham and Tom Green a stroke behind. In the final round, Padgham tied Adams for the lead at the turn. He made a 4 on the 17th, then made a 15-footer for a 3 at the 18th to post a 287 total. Adams stood on the 17th knowing that he needed to play the last two holes in eight strokes to tie Padgham. His approach shot found a greenside bunker, and after he failed to get up-and-down he now needed a 3 on the 18th. He found the green in two, but his 12-foot (3.7 m) putt lipped out and he finished a stroke behind Padgham. Cotton and Green were still on the course, but neither could mount a charge, giving Padgham the championship.

Future four-time Open champion Bobby Locke finished tied for 8th in his major championship debut. Jim Ferrier, the winner of the 1947 PGA Championship, also made his debut in a major and finished in 44th.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Course 435 4 10 Dee 455 5
2 Road 419 4 11 Alps 193 3
3 Long 480 5 12 Hilbre 464 5
4 New 158 3 13 Rushes 179 3
5 Telegraph 424 4 14 Field 511 5
6 Briars 438 4 15 Lake 443 4
7 Dowie 200 3 16 Dun 532 5
8 Royal 527 5 17 Far 419 4
9 Stand 393 4 18 Punch Bowl 408 4
Out 3,474 36 In 3,604 38
Total 7,078 74

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Saturday, 27 June 1936

Place Player Country Score To par Money
1 Alf Padgham  England 73-72-71-71=287 −9 £100
2 Jimmy Adams  Scotland 71-73-71-73=288 −8 £75
T3 Henry Cotton  England 73-72-70-74=289 −7 £40
Marcel Dallemagne  France 73-72-75-69=289
T5 Percy Alliss  England 74-72-74-71=291 −5 £21 13s 4d
Tom Green  England 74-72-70-75=291
Gene Sarazen  United States 73-75-70-73=291
T8 Arthur Lacey  England 76-74-72-72=294 −2 £15
Bobby Locke (a)  South Africa 75-73-72-74=294
Reg Whitcombe  England 72-77-71-74=294 £15
(a) denotes amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cox sets sizzling pace to take lead in Open golf play". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 26 June 1936. p. 15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cox, Adams in lead in title golf play with totals of 144". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 27 June 1936. p. 15. 
  3. ^ a b "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 97. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alf Padgham's 287 wins British Open golf crown". Miami Daily News. United Press. 27 June 1936. p. 6. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "9-under-par total scored by Padgham wins British Open". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 29 June 1936. p. 18. 
  6. ^ "Golf - A wash-out - Qualifying rounds postponed". The Times. 23 June 1936. p. 8. 
  7. ^ "Golf - The Championships". The Times. 28 February 1936. p. 6. 
  8. ^ "Golf - Open Championship - Some excellent performances". The Times. 25 June 1936. p. 7. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1936 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1936 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 53°23′06″N 3°11′24″W / 53.385°N 3.190°W / 53.385; -3.190