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
Length 6,448 yards (5,896 m)
Field 62 players[1]
Cut none
Prize fund £125
Winner's share £50
Jersey Ted Ray
Muirfield is located in Scotland
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.

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.

Final leaderboard[edit]


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  United Kingdom 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


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 122. 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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