1910 Open Championship

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1910 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 21–24 June 1910
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Length 6,489 yards (5,934 m)
Field 210 players,[1] 64 after cut
Cut 161
Prize fund £125
Winner's share £50
Scotland James Braid
St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland

The 1910 Open Championship was the 50th Open Championship, held 21–24 June at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. James Braid won the Championship for the 5th time, by four strokes from Sandy Herd.

There was no qualifying competition. All 210 entries would play 18 holes in pairs on the first two days with the top 60 and ties playing 36 holes on the third day. Prize money was increased by £10 with the addition of £5 prizes for 7th and 8th places.

Play started on Tuesday 21 June but a thunderstorm at about 2 pm meant that play had to be cancelled with many of the greens flooded. It was decided that all existing scores would not count and that the Championship would start again on the Wednesday and be extended to Friday.

After the first round, George Duncan lead with a 73, a stroke ahead of Willie Watt and Robert Thomson who scored 74. The situation changed significantly after the second round with Duncan taking 77, while Watt and Thomson took 82 and 85. The leader was Willie Smith, then a professional in Mexico City, who was on 148 after a second round 71. Second was Braid on 149 with Duncan third on 150. 64 players scored 161 or better and qualified for the final day.

Duncan's 71 on the last morning gave him a two-stroke lead over Braid with Herd and Ted Ray a further four shots behind. Duncan's final round of 83 dropped him to third place and gave Braid a comfortable victory with Herd second. Smith's second 80 of the day left him in a disappointing tie for fifth place.

36-hole leaderboard[edit]

Thursday, 23 June 1910

Place Player Country Score
1 Willie Smith  Scotland 77-71=148
2 James Braid  Scotland 76-73=149
3 George Duncan  Scotland 73-77=150
T4 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 78-74=152
Sandy Herd  Scotland 78-74=152
Michael Moran  Ireland 77-75=152
Willie Ritchie  Scotland 78-74=152
T8 James Kinnell  Scotland 79-74=153
Ted Ray  Jersey 76-77=153
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 77-76=153

Final leaderboard[edit]


Friday, 24 June 1910

Place Player Country Score Money
1 James Braid  Scotland 76-73-74-76=299 £50
2 Sandy Herd  Scotland 78-74-75-76=303 £25
3 George Duncan  Scotland 73-77-71-83=304 £15
4 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 78-76-75-77=306 £10
T5 Ted Ray  Jersey 76-77-74-81=308 £6 13s 4d
Fred Robson  England 75-80-77-76=308
Willie Smith  Scotland 77-71-80-80=308
T8 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 78-74-76-81=309 £1 5s
James Kinnell  Scotland 79-74-77-79=309
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 77-76-75-81=309
Donald Ross  Scotland 78-79-75-77=309


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 126. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 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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