1965 Open Championship

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1965 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 7–9 July 1965
Location Southport, England
Course(s) Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Statistics
Par 73[1]
Length 7,037 yards (6,435 m)[1]
Field 130 players, 50 after cut[1]
Cut 149 (+3)
Prize fund £10,000
$28,000
Winner's share £1,750
$4,900[2]
Champion
Australia Peter Thomson
285 (−7)
Southport is located in England
Southport
Southport
Location in England

The 1965 Open Championship was the 94th Open Championship, played 7–9 July at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Peter Thomson won his fifth Claret Jug, two strokes ahead of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr. Thomson's previous Open victory was seven years earlier in 1958.[2][3]

The 1965 Open was the last to conclude with two rounds on Friday. Beginning in 1966, the final round was moved from Friday afternoon to Saturday. The Open used this schedule until 1980, when the first round moved to Thursday with the final round on Sunday, the same as the other three majors.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Peter Thomson  Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958
74 68 72 71 285 −7 1
Tony Lema  United States 1964 68 72 75 74 289 −3 T5
Kel Nagle  Australia 1960 74 70 73 72 289 −3 T5
Max Faulkner  England 1951 74 72 74 73 293 +1 T10
Arnold Palmer  United States 1961, 1962 70 71 75 79 295 +3 16
Gary Player  South Africa 1959 76 71 79 WD

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 78 73 151 +5

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 7 July 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tony Lema  United States 68 −5
2 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 69 −4
T3 Joe Carr (a)  Ireland 70 −3
Arnold Palmer  United States
5 Bruce Devlin  Australia 71 −2
T6 Brian Bamford  England 72 −1
Eric Brown  England
Christy Greene  Ireland
Ronnie Mandeville  England
Jimmy McAllister  Scotland
Sebastián Miguel  Spain
Lionel Platts  England
Doug Sewell  England
Guy Wolstenholme  England

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 8 July 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bruce Devlin  Australia 71-69=140 −6
Tony Lema  United States 68-72=140
T3 Brian Huggett  Wales 73-68=141 −5
Arnold Palmer  United States 70-71=141
T5 Hugh Boyle  Ireland 73-69=142 −4
Eric Brown  Scotland 72-70=142
Joe Carr (a)  Ireland 70-72=142
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 69-73=142
Peter Thomson  Australia 74-68=142
10 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 74-69=143 −3

Amateurs: Carr (-4), Bonallack (+1), Burgess (+1), Clark (+4), Hadlock (+6), Shade (+6), Foster (+7), Marsh (+7), Glover (+8), Birtwell (+9), Richards (+15), Marks (+17), McCandlish (+17)

Third round[edit]

Friday, 9 July 1965 - (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Peter Thomson  Australia 74-68-72=214 −5
T2 Bruce Devlin  Australia 71-69-75=215 −4
Tony Lema  United States 68-72-75=215
T4 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 74-69-73=216 −3
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 69-73-74=216
Arnold Palmer  United States 70-71-75=216
T7 Brian Huggett  Wales 73-68-76=217 −2
Sebastián Miguel  Spain 72-73-72=217
Kel Nagle  Australia 74-70-73=217
Lionel Platts  England 72-72-73=217

Final round[edit]

Friday, 9 July 1965 - (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Peter Thomson  Australia 74-68-72-71=285 −7 1,750
T2 Brian Huggett  Wales 73-68-76-70=287 −5 768
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 69-73-74-71=287
4 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 74-69-73-72=288 −4 750
T5 Bernard Hunt  England 74-74-70-71=289 −3 475
Tony Lema  United States 68-72-75-74=289
Kel Nagle  Australia 74-70-73-72=289
T8 Bruce Devlin  Australia 71-69-75-75=290 −2 275
Sebastián Miguel  Spain 72-73-72-73=290
T10 Max Faulkner  England 74-72-74-73=293 +1 185
John Panton  Scotland 74-74-75-70=293

Amateurs: Burgess (+7), Bonallack (+10), Carr (+10)
Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 71, 203. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sixth title goal of British champ". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. 10 July 1965. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Lovesey, John (19 July 1965). "A man from Down Under laughs it up". Sports Illustrated: 16. 

External links[edit]

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