1909 Open Championship

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1909 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 10–11 June 1909
Location Deal, Kent, England
Course(s) Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Statistics
Length 6,581 yards (6,018 m)[1]
Field 69 players[2]
(204 entered qualifying)
Cut none
Prize fund £115
Winner's share £50
Champion
England J.H. Taylor
295
Deal  is located in England
Deal 
Deal 
Location in England
Deal is located in Kent
Deal
Deal
Location in Kent. England

The 1909 Open Championship was the 49th Open Championship, held 10–11 June at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, England. J.H. Taylor won the Championship for the fourth time, six strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid.[3] Royal Cinque Ports had been added as the sixth course on the Open rota at a meeting in November 1907 at which meeting it was decided it would host in 1909.[4] The meeting also agreed that the Championship was to be played in England and Scotland alternately.[5]

Qualifying took place over 36 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8–9 June.[1] The 204 players were divided into two "sections" and those in the first played on the first morning and second afternoon, while those in the second section played on the first afternoon and second morning.[1] The leading thirty players and ties from each section qualified, with the additional provision that each section had to contain at least thirty professionals. The second section finished their qualifying first with Tom Ball, Harold Hilton and Ted Ray leading on 150. Thirty players scored 159 or better, but this included three amateurs and so the five players on 160 also qualified. Charles Mayo led the first section on 146. Thirty players scored 160 or better, but this included three amateurs, so the four on 161 qualified. Thus a total of 69 players qualified; 63 professionals and six amateurs.[6][7]

Charles Johns opened at 72 and led after the first round on Thursday morning, with J. Piper second on 73 and Taylor and Ball a stroke behind. Taylor had the best score in the afternoon and led after the first day on 147, a stroke ahead of Johns, with Ball back on 149 and Sandy Herd on 151; Piper faded badly with an 85 for 157.[8]

On Friday morning, Taylor scored 74, only bettered by a 73 by Braid. Taylor's lead over Ball was extended to four with Braid and Johns a further two behind. In the afternoon, Taylor had another steady round of 74 for 295. After eight holes, Ball was two better than Taylor at the same point but he eventually finished six shots behind Taylor on 301, tied with Braid with Johns a further stroke behind.[3]

Cinque Ports was scheduled to host again in 1915,[9] but World War I intervened; it was the site of the first Open after the war, in 1920.

Course[edit]

Hole Yards     Hole Yards
1 318 10 375
2 376 11 473
3 476 12 162
4 150 13 400
5 475 14 195
6 282 15 417
7 383 16 483
8 480 17 372
9 350 18 414
Out 3,290 In 3,291
Source:[1] Total 6,581

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
J.H. Taylor  England 1894, 1895, 1900 74 73 74 74 295 1
James Braid  Scotland 1901, 1905,
1906, 1908
79 75 73 74 301 T2
Sandy Herd  Scotland 1902 76 75 80 76 307 T8
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1896, 1898,
1899, 1903
82 77 79 78 316 T26
Arnaud Massy  France 1907 76 84 80 79 319 T35
Harold Hilton (a)  England 1892, 1897 80 84 WD T64

Source:[2][3]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 10 June 1909 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Charles Johns  England 72
2 James Piper  England 73
T3 Tom Ball  England 74
J.H. Taylor  England
T5 Cecil Hutchison (a)  Scotland 75
Robert Maxwell (a)  Scotland
Hugh McNeill Ireland Ireland
T8 Albert Bellworthy  England 76
Ernest Gaudin  Jersey
Sandy Herd  Scotland
Arnaud Massy  France
Robert Myddelton (a)  Wales
Thomas Renouf  Jersey

Source:[2]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 10 June 1909 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
1 J.H. Taylor  England 74-73=147
2 Charles Johns  England 72-76=148
3 Tom Ball  England 74-75=149
4 Sandy Herd  Scotland 76-75=151
T5 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 76-77=153
Ted Ray  Jersey 77-76=153
T7 James Braid  Scotland 79-75=154
Bernard Nicholls  England 78-76=154
Peter Rainford  England 78-76=154
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 76-78=154

Source:[2][8]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 11 June 1909 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 J.H. Taylor  England 74-73-74=221
2 Tom Ball  England 74-75-76=225
T3 James Braid  Scotland 79-75-73=227
Charles Johns  England 72-76-79=227
5 Ted Ray  Jersey 77-76-76=229
T6 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 76-77-77=230
Edward Lassen (a)  England 82-74-74=230
Peter Rainford  England 78-76-76=230
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 76-78-76=230
T10 James Hepburn  Scotland 78-77-76=231
Sandy Herd  Scotland 76-75-80=231
Bernard Nicholls  England 78-76-77=231

Source:[2][3]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 11 June 1909 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money (£)
1 J.H. Taylor  England 74-73-74-74=295 50
T2 Tom Ball  England 74-75-76-76=301 20
James Braid  Scotland 79-75-73-74=301
4 Charles Johns  England 72-76-79-75=302 10
5 Thomas Renouf  Jersey 76-78-76-73=303 7
10s
6 Ted Ray  Jersey 77-76-76-75=304
7 William Horne  England 77-78-77-74=306 0
T8 James Hepburn  Scotland 78-77-76-76=307
Sandy Herd  Scotland 76-75-80-76=307
T10 Edward Lassen (a)  England 82-74-74-78=308
Bernard Nicholls  England 78-76-77-77=308
George Pulford  England 81-76-76-75=308

Source:[2][3][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Open Championship: Qualifying stage". Glasgow Herald. 9 June 1909. p. 13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 127. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Professionals at Deal: Taylor's fourth championship". Glasgow Herald. 12 June 1909. p. 14. 
  4. ^ "The Open Championship: third English course adopted". Glasgow Herald. 18 November 1907. p. 13. 
  5. ^ "The Open Championship". The Times. 18 November 1907. p. 12. 
  6. ^ "The Open Championship". The Times. 10 June 1909. p. 18. 
  7. ^ "The Open Championship: End of qualifying stage". Glasgow Herald. 10 June 1909. p. 12. 
  8. ^ a b "The Open Championship: First and second rounds". Glasgow Herald. 11 June 1909. p. 14. 
  9. ^ "The Open Championship: Practice play at Deal". Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1909. p. 11. 
  10. ^ 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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