1969 Open Championship

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1969 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates9–12 July 1969
LocationLytham St Annes, England
Course(s)Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Statistics
Par71[1]
Length6,848 yards (6,262 m)[1]
Field130 players
73 after 1st cut
46 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut151 (+9) (1st cut)
222 (+9) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund£30,000[1]
$72,000
Winner's share£4,250
$10,200
Champion
England Tony Jacklin
280 (−4)
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Lytham & St Annes is located in England
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The 1969 Open Championship was the 98th Open Championship, held from 9–12 July at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, England. Tony Jacklin won the first of his two major championships, two strokes ahead of Bob Charles.[2]

Jacklin was the first Briton to win The Open since 1951,[3] and it was another sixteen years until the next, Sandy Lyle in 1985.

It was the fifth Open Championship at Lytham & St Annes, which has hosted eleven times, most recently in 2012.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made both cuts[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 66 69 75 72 282 −2 2
Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 1967 72 73 66 72 283 −1 T3
Peter Thomson  Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1965
71 70 70 72 283 −1 T3
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966 75 70 68 72 285 +1 T6
Kel Nagle  Australia 1960 74 71 72 70 287 +3 9
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968 74 68 76 74 292 +8 T23
Max Faulkner  England 1951 71 74 76 74 295 +11 T30

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 9 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 66 −5
T2 Tony Jacklin  England 68 −3
Hedley Muscroft  England
T4 Miller Barber  United States 69 −2
Jean Garaïalde  France
Hugh Jackson  Northern Ireland
T7 Billy Casper  United States 70 −1
Bernard Gallacher  Scotland
Davis Love, Jr.  United States
Guy Wolstenholme  England

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 10 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 66-69=135 −7
2 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 71-65=136 −6
T3 Alex Caygill  England 71-67=138 −4
Tony Jacklin  England 68-70=138
5 Billy Casper  United States 70-70=140 −2
T6 Orville Moody  United States 71-70=141 −1
Peter Thomson  Australia 71-70=141
Guy Wolstenholme  England 70-71=141
T9 John Panton  Scotland 73-69=142 E
Gary Player  South Africa 74-68=142

Amateurs: Tupling (+2), Bonallack (+4), Fleisher (+5), Buckley (+6), Humphreys (+8), McGuirk (+8),
Foster (+11), Hayes (+13), Kippax (+16), King (+17), Glading (+20)

Third round[edit]

Friday, 11 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tony Jacklin  England 68-70-70=208 −5
T2 Bob Charles  New Zealand 66-69-75=210 −3
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 71-65-74=210
T4 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 72-73-66=211 −2
Peter Thomson  Australia 71-70-70=211
T6 Brian Huggett  Wales 72-72-69=213 E
Jack Nicklaus  United States 75-70-68=213
T8 Davis Love, Jr.  United States 70-73-71=214 +1
Bert Yancey  United States 72-71-71=214
T10 Gay Brewer  United States 76-71-68=215 +2
Billy Casper  United States 70-70-75=215
Orville Moody  United States 71-70-74=215

Amateurs: Bonallack (+6), Tupling (+9), Buckley (+10), Fleisher (+10), Humphreys (+12), McGuirk (+15).

Final round[edit]

Saturday, 12 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tony Jacklin  England 68-70-70-72=280 −4 4,250
2 Bob Charles  New Zealand 66-69-75-72=282 −2 3,000
T3 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 72-73-66-72=283 −1 2,125
Peter Thomson  Australia 71-70-70-72=283
5 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 71-65-74-74=284 E 1,750
T6 Davis Love, Jr.  United States 70-73-71-71=285 +1 1,375
Jack Nicklaus  United States 75-70-68-72=285
8 Peter Alliss  England 73-74-73-66=286 +2 1,100
9 Kel Nagle  Australia 74-71-72-70=287 +3 1,000
10 Miller Barber  United States 69-75-75-69=288 +4 900

Amateurs: Tupling (+10), Bonallack (+14)
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 67, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, Curry (21 July 1969). "Lord liege of golf". Sports Illustrated.
  3. ^ a b "Jacklin first Briton since '51 to capture British Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 13 July 1969. p. 4B.

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