1932 Open Championship

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1932 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates8–10 June 1932
LocationSandwich, England
Course(s)Prince's Golf Club
Statistics
Par72 [1]
Length6,860 yards (6,273 m)[1]
Field110 players, 64 after cut[2]
Cut154 (+10)
Prize fund£500
Winner's share£100
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
283 (–5)
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The 1932 Open Championship was the 67th Open Championship, held 8–10 June at Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Gene Sarazen won his only Open title, five strokes ahead of runner-up Macdonald Smith.[3][4][5] Sarazen led wire-to-wire to secure the fifth of his seven major championships.

Qualifying took place on 6–7 June, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes at Prince's and 18 holes at Royal St George's, and the top 100 and ties qualified.[6] Bob Bradbeer led the qualifiers on 141; the qualifying score was 157 and 110 players advanced.[1][7][8][9]

Sarazen opened with a 70 on Wednesday to take the lead, one stroke ahead of four others.[10][11] He followed with a 69 for 139 (–5) for a three-stroke lead over Percy Alliss after 36 holes.[12][13] The top sixty and ties would make the 36-hole cut; it was at 154 (+10) and 64 players advanced.[14]

With a 70 in the third round on Friday morning, Sarazen increased his lead to four over Arthur Havers, who shot a course-record 68 (–4). A 74 in the final round that afternoon saw Sarazen post an Open record 283 total. Havers, playing well behind Sarazen, needed a 69 to win, but made the turn in 37 and could not close the gap. He could only manage a 76 for 289 and fell to third; Smith shot 71-70 to climb into solo second place at even-par 288.[3][4]

Two weeks later in New York, Sarazen won the U.S. Open and joined Bobby Jones (1926, 1930) as the only two to win both the British Open and U.S. Open in the same year. Subsequent winners of both were Ben Hogan (1953), Lee Trevino (1971), Tom Watson (1982), and Tiger Woods (2000).

This was the only Open Championship held at Prince's, just north of Royal St George's, which has since been the only venue in southeastern England to host.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Arthur Havers  England 1923 74 71 68 76 289 +1 3
Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
1931 75 70 74 81 300 +12 T17
Ted Ray  Jersey 1912 75 77 80 79 311 +23 T56

Source:[2][4]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
George Duncan  Scotland 1920 80 80 160 +17

Source:[2][14]

Did not advance past qualifying rounds (Monday & Tuesday):

Did not enter:

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 8 June 1932

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gene Sarazen  United States 70 –2
T2 Percy Alliss  England 71 –1
Bill Davies  England
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
Charles Whitcombe  England
T6 Cecil Denny  England 72 E
Arthur Lacey  England
Willie McMinn  Scotland
Alf Perry  England
Fred Taggart  England
Charlie Ward  England

Source:[10][11]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 9 June 1932

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gene Sarazen  United States 70-69=139 –5
2 Percy Alliss  England 71-71=142 –2
T3 Archie Compston  England 74-70=144 E
Bill Davies  England 71-73=144
Charles Whitcombe  England 71-73=144
T6 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
75-70=145 +1
Arthur Havers  England 74-71=145
Fred Robson  England 74-71=145
T9 Henry Cotton  England 74-72=146 +2
Arthur Lacey  England 73-73=146

Source:[12][13][14]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 10 June 1932 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gene Sarazen  United States 70-69-70=209 –7
2 Arthur Havers  England 74-71-68=213 –3
T3 Arthur Lacey  England 73-73-71=217 +1
Charles Whitcombe  England 71-73-73=217
T5 Bill Davies  England 71-73-74=218 +2
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
71-76-71=218
T7 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
75-70-74=219 +3
Archie Compston  England 74-70-75=219
9 Syd Easterbrook  England 74-75-72=221 +5
T10 Henry Cotton  England 74-72-77=223 +7
Bob Kenyon  England 74-73-76=223
Abe Mitchell  England 77-71-75=223
Fred Robson  England 74-71-78=223

Source:[2][4]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 10 June 1932 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Gene Sarazen  United States 70-69-70-74=283 –5 100
2 Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
71-76-71-70=288 E 75
3 Arthur Havers  England 74-71-68-76=289 +1 50
T4 Percy Alliss  England 71-71-78-72=292 +4 25
Alf Padgham  England 76-72-74-70=292
Charles Whitcombe  England 71-73-73-75=292
T7 Bill Davies  England 71-73-74-75=293 +5 17
10s
Arthur Lacey  England 73-73-71-76=293
9 Fred Robson  England 74-71-78-71=294 +6 15
T10 Archie Compston  England 74-70-75-76=295 +7 10
Henry Cotton  England 74-72-77-72=295
Abe Mitchell  England 77-71-75-72=295

Source:[2][4]

Amateurs: Hope (+11), Torrance (+13), Hartley (+14), Munn (+15), Tulloch (+16),
                  Bentley (+18), Sweeny (+19), McRuvie (+21).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "British golfers lead". Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1932. p. 11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 103. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Sarazen's great victory". Glasgow Herald. 11 June 1932. p. 11.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Sarazen wins British Open golf title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Universal Service. 11 June 1932. p. 15. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Sarazen wins British Open on new mark". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 11 June 1932. p. 19. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Open Championship - Qualifying ronuds at Sandwich". The Times. 17 May 1932. p. 6.
  7. ^ a b c "Qualifiers for Open". Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1932. p. 4.
  8. ^ "Six Americans qualify in British Open". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. 8 June 1932. p. 15.
  9. ^ "Golf - Open Championship - A day of low scoring". The Times. 8 June 1932. p. 6.
  10. ^ a b "America's golf challenge". Glasgow Herald. 9 June 1932. p. 9.
  11. ^ a b "Sarazen takes British Open lead with 70". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. 9 June 1932. p. 16.
  12. ^ a b "Great golf at Sandwich". Glasgow Herald. 10 June 1932. p. 11.
  13. ^ a b "Sarazen increases British Open lead with 70". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. 10 June 1932. p. 17.
  14. ^ a b c "Open golf scores". Glasgow Herald. 10 June 1932. p. 18.

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