1912 Open Championship

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1912 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 24–25 June 1912
Location Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
Course(s) Muirfield
Statistics
Length 6,448 yards (5,896 m)
Field 62 players[1]
Cut none
Prize fund £125
Winner's share £50
Champion
Jersey Ted Ray
295
Muirfield is located in Scotland
Muirfield
Muirfield
Location in Scotland

The 1912 Open Championship was the 52nd Open Championship, held 24–25 June at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. Ted Ray won the Championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Harry Vardon.

Following the problems caused by the large number of entries in 1911, qualification was re-introduced. Qualifying took place on 20, 21 and 22 June. The top 20 and ties qualified on each of the three days George Duncan led the 20 qualifiers on the first day by 7 strokes with a score of 149, 168 being the qualifying score.[2] There 21 qualifiers on the second day, scoring 162 or better, led by Ted Ray on 153.[3] There were again 21 qualifiers on the third day. Tom Ball scored 144, 6 strokes ahead of the rest, the qualifying mark being 160.[4]

Ray led after the first day on 144, with Vardon on 147, James Braid on 148 and George Duncan on 149.

Ray extended his lead to five strokes after the third round and he was not seriously challenged in the final round, despite a 71 from Vardon. Despite his weight and with his nearest rivals still to complete their rounds, Ray was carried off the final green in triumph by some of his friends.

First day leaderboard[edit]

Monday, 24 June 1912

Place Player Country Score
1 Ted Ray  Jersey 71-73=144
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72=147
3 James Braid  Scotland 77-71=148
4 George Duncan  Scotland 72-77=149
5 Robert Thomson  Scotland 73-77=150
T6 Arnaud Massy  France 74-77=151
J.H. Taylor  England 75-76=151
T8 George Fotheringham  Scotland 75-78=153
Charles Mayo  England 76-77=153
T10 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 74-80=154
Hugh McNeill  Ireland 76-78=154

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source:[5]

Tuesday, 25 June 1912

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Ted Ray  Jersey 71-73-76-75=295 £50
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72-81-71=299 £25
3 James Braid  Scotland 77-71-77-78=303 £15
4 George Duncan  Scotland 72-77-78-78=305 £10
5 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 74-80-75-79=308 £7 10s
6 Sandy Herd  Scotland 76-81-76-76=309 £7 10s
T7 Fred Collins  England 76-79-81-74=310 £3 6s 8d
Jean Gassiat  France 76-80-78-76=310
Reg Wilson  England 82-75-75-78=310
10 Arnaud Massy  France 74-77-82-78=311 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 122. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Open Championship - Section A". The Times. 21 June 1912. p. 12. 
  3. ^ "The Open Championship - Section B". The Times. 22 June 1912. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "The Open Championship - Section C". The Times. 24 June 1912. p. 12. 
  5. ^ 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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