1905 Open Championship

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1905 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 7–9 June 1905
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Field 148 players, 45 after cut[1]
Cut 172
Prize fund £115
Winner's share £50
Scotland James Braid
St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland

The 1905 Open Championship was the 45th Open Championship, held 7–9 June at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. James Braid won the Championship for the second time, by five strokes from runners-up Rowland Jones and J.H. Taylor.

All entries played 18 holes on the first two days with all those within 14 strokes of the leader making the cut and playing 36 holes on the final day.

Strong winds and hard ground conditions made scoring difficult on all three days and there were few rounds under 80. Sandy Herd, Taylor, Walter Toogood and Harry Vardon led after the first round with scores of 80. Scoring was slightly better on the second day with Jones's 77 giving him the lead on 158. He was followed by Braid on 159 and James Kinnell and Arnaud Massy on 161. Just 45 players made the cut of 172, including a sole amateur John Graham, Jr.

On the final morning, Braid scored 78 to take a six shot lead over Kinnell, Massy and Taylor. Jones took 87 and dropped eight strokes behind Braid. Scoring 81 in the afternoon Braid was never challenged. He reached the turn in 38 and despite taking six at the 15th and 16th holes, came back in 43. Jones's 78 moved him into second place, tied with Taylor but five strokes behind the champion.

First day leaderboard[edit]

Wednesday, 7 June 1905

Place Player Country Score
T1 Sandy Herd  Scotland 80
J.H. Taylor  England
Walter Toogood  England
Harry Vardon  Jersey
T5 James Braid  Scotland 81
Herbert Hunt  England
Rowland Jones  England
Arnaud Massy  France
Wilfrid Reid  England
Thomas Renouf  Jersey
James Sherlock  England
Alex Smith  United States
Robert Thomson  Scotland

Second day leaderboard[edit]

Thursday, 8 June 1905

Place Player Country Score
1 Rowland Jones  England 81-77=158
2 James Braid  Scotland 81-78=159
T3 James Kinnell  Scotland 82-79=161
Arnaud Massy  France 81-80=161
T5 Sandy Herd  Scotland 80-82=162
Robert Thomson  Scotland 81-81=162
Harry Vardon  Jersey 80-82=162
T8 Ernest Gray  England 82-81=163
Walter Toogood  England 80-83=163
T10 Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 84-81=165
James Sherlock  England 81-84=165
J.H. Taylor  England 80-85=165
Tom Williamson  England 84-81=165

Final leaderboard[edit]


Friday, 9 June 1905

Place Player Country Score Money
1 James Braid  Scotland 81-78-78-81=318 £50
T2 Rowland Jones  England 81-77-87-78=323 £20
J.H. Taylor  England 80-85-78-80=323
4 James Kinnell  Scotland 82-79-82-81=324 £10
T5 Ernest Gray  England 82-81-84-78=325 £7 10s
Arnaud Massy  France 81-80-82-82=325
7 Robert Thomson  Scotland 81-81-82-83=327 0
8 James Sherlock  England 81-84-80-83=328 0
T9 Tom Simpson  Scotland 82-88-78-81=329 0
Harry Vardon  Jersey 80-82-84-83=329


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 131. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5. 

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