1971 Open Championship

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1971 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 7–10 July 1971
Location Southport, England
Course(s) Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Statistics
Par 73[1]
Length 7,080 yards (6,474 m)[1]
Field 150 players
82 after 1st cut
64 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut 151 (+5) (1st cut)
224 (+5) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund £45,000
$108,000
Winner's share £5,500
$13,200
Champion
United States Lee Trevino
278 (−14)
Southport is located in England
Southport
Southport
Location in England
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is located in Southport
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Location in Southport, Merseyside,
north of Liverpool, England

The 1971 Open Championship was the 100th Open Championship, played 7–10 July at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Lee Trevino won the first of his consecutive Open Championships, one stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan.[2][3] It was the third of his six major titles and his second consecutive; he won the U.S. Open less than a month earlier in a playoff over Jack Nicklaus.[4][5]

Trevino became the fourth player to win both the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, joining Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), and Ben Hogan (1953). Subsequent winners of both were Tom Watson (1982) and Tiger Woods (2000); all six are Americans.

Trevino also won the Canadian Open the previous week near Montreal for three national titles in 1971, all won in less than a month.[2][3][4]

Course[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 493 427 416 212 358 473 158 459 410 3,406 393 412 190 517 202 536 401 510 513 3,674 7,080
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 5 5 38 73

Source:[6][7]
Lengths of the course for previous Opens:[1]

  • 1965: 7,037 yards (6,435 m), par 73
  • 1961: 6,844 yards (6,258 m)
  • 1954: 6,867 yards (6,279 m)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made both cuts[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tony Jacklin  England 1969 69 70 70 71 280 −12 3
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970 71 71 72 69 283 −9 T5
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968 71 70 71 72 284 −8 T7
Peter Thomson  Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1965
70 73 73 69 285 −7 T9
Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 1967 71 70 72 74 287 −5 T11
Kel Nagle  Australia 1960 70 75 73 69 287 −5 T11
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 77 71 71 70 289 −3 T18
Bobby Locke  South Africa 1949, 1950,
1952, 1957
75 73 74 76 298 +6 T49

Source:[1][2][8][9]

Missed the first cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Max Faulkner  England 1951 77 80 157 +11

Source:[1][10]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 7 July 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 69 −4
Tony Jacklin  England
Howie Johnson  United States
Lee Trevino  United States
T5 Billy Casper  United States 70 −3
Tommy Horton  England
Lu Liang-Huan  Taiwan
Kel Nagle  Australia
John O'Leary  Ireland
Peter Thomson  Australia
Brian Waites  England

Source:[11]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 8 July 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tony Jacklin  England 69-70=139 −7
Lee Trevino  United States 69-70=139
3 Lu Liang-Huan  Taiwan 70-70=140 −6
T4 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 71-70=141 −5
Gary Player  South Africa 71-70=141
T6 Billy Casper  United States 70-72=142 −4
Malcolm Gregson  England 71-71=142
Tommy Horton  England 70-72=142
Jimmy Kinsella  Ireland 74-68=142
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-71=142

Source:[10]
Amateurs: Bonallack (-3), Melnyk (+4),
Humphreys (+6), Berry (+7), Carr (+8), Foster (+9), Birtwell (+11), Bird (+12), Rolley (+14).

Third round[edit]

Friday, 9 July 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Trevino  United States 69-70-69=208 −11
T2 Tony Jacklin  England 69-70-70=209 −10
Lu Liang-Huan  Taiwan 70-70-69=209
T4 Craig Defoy  Wales 72-72-68=212 −7
Gary Player  South Africa 71-70-71=212
T6 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 71-70-72=213 −6
Dale Hayes  South Africa 71-72-70=213
Peter Oosterhuis  England 76-71-66=213
T9 Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-71-72=214 −5
Ramón Sota  Spain 72-72-70=214

Source:[7]
Amateurs: Bonallack (-2), Melnyk (+4).

Final round[edit]

Saturday, 10 July 1971

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Lee Trevino  United States 69-70-69-70=278 −14 5,500
2 Lu Liang-Huan  Taiwan 70-70-69-70=279 −13 4,000
3 Tony Jacklin  England 69-70-70-71=280 −12 3,250
4 Craig Defoy  Wales 72-72-68-69=281 −11 2,750
T5 Charles Coody  United States 74-71-70-68=283 −9 2,300
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-71-72-69=283
T7 Billy Casper  United States 70-72-75-67=284 −8 1,775
Gary Player  South Africa 71-70-71-72=284
T9 Doug Sanders  United States 73-71-74-67=285 −7 1,550
Peter Thomson  Australia 70-73-73-69=285

Source:[1][2][8][9]
Amateurs: Bonallack (-1), Melnyk (+6)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 65, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jacobs, Raymond (12 July 1971). "Trevino adds British title to US and Canadian opens". Glasgow Herald. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b Veysey, Arthur (July 11, 1971). "Trevino holds on, wins British Open". Chicago Tribune. p. 1, sec. 2. 
  4. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (19 July 1972). "Now for the Mexican Open". Sports Illustrated. p. 12. 
  5. ^ Tupper, Fred (11 July 1971). "Trevino wins British Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (New York Times). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ "Card of course". Glasgow Herald. 7 July 1971. p. 6. 
  7. ^ a b Jacobs, Raymond (10 July 1971). "Trevino heckled as he takes Open lead with inward 33". Glasgow Herald. p. 4. 
  8. ^ a b "1971 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "British Open scores". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. 11 July 1971. p. 4B. 
  10. ^ a b Jacobs, Raymond (9 July 1971). "Eagle 3 on the 18th puts Trevino level with Tony Jacklin". Glasgow Herald. p. 6. 
  11. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (8 July 1971). "Jacklin regains form and shares Open lead with a 69". Glasgow Herald. p. 6. 

External links[edit]

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