1985 Open Championship

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1985 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18–21 July 1985
Location Sandwich, England
Course(s) Royal St George's Golf Club
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70[1]
Length 6,857 yards (6,270 m)[1]
Field 153 players
86 after 1st cut
61 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut 149 (+9) (1st cut)
221 (+11) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund £530,000
$768,500
Winner's share £65,000
$94,250
Champion
Scotland Sandy Lyle
282 (+2)
Sandwich is located in England
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Location in England

The 1985 Open Championship was the 114th Open Championship, held 18–21 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Sandy Lyle won his only Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.[2] It was the first of his two major titles; Lyle added a green jacket as Masters champion in 1988.

This was the last year the Open Championship featured the double cut (after 36 holes and 54 holes), introduced in 1968.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made both cuts[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 73 76 68 71 288 +8 T20
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979, 1984 75 74 70 73 292 +12 T39
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
72 73 72 77 294 +14 T47
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 70 76 69 WD

Missed the second cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 72 77 73 222 +12

Missed the first cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 75 152 +12
Tony Jacklin  England 1969 81 73 154 +14
Bill Rogers  United States 1981 74 83 157 +17

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 18 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland 64 –6
T2 David Graham  Australia 68 –2
Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe
Robert Lee  England
Sandy Lyle  Scotland
Philip Parkin  Wales
T7 Gordon Brand Jnr  Scotland 69 –1
Bill McColl  Scotland
D. A. Weibring  United States
David Whelan  England
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, 19 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 David Graham  Australia 68-71=139 –1
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 68-71=139
T3 Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 68-72=140 E
Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland 64-76=140
D. A. Weibring  United States 69-71=140
T6 Howard Clark  England 70-71=141 +1
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-69=141
Robert Lee  England 68-73=141
Wayne Riley  Australia 71-70=141
Emilio Rodríguez  Spain 71-70=141
Peter Senior  Australia 70-71=141
Ian Woosnam  Wales 70-71=141

Amateurs: Gilford (+6), Olazábal (+8), Evans (+15), Davis (+16) McGimpsey (+16), Homewood (+18), Purdie (+24), Latham (+28)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 20 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 David Graham  Australia 68-71-70=209 –1
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-69-68=209
T3 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 68-71-73=212 +2
Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland 64-76-72=212
Mark O'Meara  United States 70-72-70=212
Ian Woosnam  Wales 70-71-71=212
T7 Peter Jacobsen  United States 71-74-68=213 +3
Tom Kite  United States 73-73-67=213
T9 Greg Norman  Australia 71-72-71=214 +4
D. A. Weibring  United States 69-71-74=214

Amateurs: Olazábal (+9), Gilford (+12).

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 21 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 68-71-73-70=282 +2 65,000
2 Payne Stewart  United States 70-75-70-68=283 +3 43,000
T3 David Graham  Australia 68-71-70-75=284 +4 23,600
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-69-68-75=284
Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland 64-76-72-72=284
Mark O'Meara  United States 70-72-70-72=284
José Rivero  Spain 74-72-70-68=284
T8 Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 70-76-69-70=285 +5 15,567
Tom Kite  United States 73-73-67-72=285
D. A. Weibring  United States 69-71-74-71=285

Amateurs: Olazábal (+9)
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 49, 203. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (29 July 1985). "Finally, one for the home folks". Sports Illustrated: 22. 
  3. ^ "1985 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1985 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1985 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367