1982 Open Championship

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1982 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates15–18 July 1982
LocationTroon, Scotland
Course(s)Royal Troon Golf Club
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72[1][2]
Length7,067 yards (6,462 m)[2][3]
Field150 players
87 after 1st cut
60 after 2nd cut[2]
Cut152 (+8) (1st cut)
226 (+10) (2nd cut)[2]
Prize fund£250,000
$425,000
Winner's share£32,000
$54,400
Champion
Tom Watson
284 (–4)
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Royal Troon is located in Scotland
Royal Troon
Royal Troon
Location in Scotland
Royal Troon is located in South Ayrshire
Royal Troon
Royal Troon

The 1982 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 111th Open Championship, held from 15–18 July at Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Tom Watson won his fourth Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price. It was Watson's second consecutive major victory; he won the U.S. Open a month earlier, and the seventh of his eight major titles.[4]

Watson became the fifth to win the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, joining fellow Americans Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), and Lee Trevino (1971).[5] Tiger Woods later won both in 2000.

Watson's previous three Open wins also came in Scotland, at Carnoustie (1975), Turnberry (1977), and Muirfield (1980). His fifth victory in the Open in 1983 came at Royal Birkdale in England.

Course[edit]

Old Course

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Seal 362 4 10 Sandhills 437 4
2 Black Rock 391 4 11 The Railway 481 5
3 Gyaws 381 4 12 The Fox 432 4
4 Dunure 556 5 13 Burmah 468 4
5 Greenan 210 3 14 Alton 180 3
6 Turnberry 577 5 15 Crosbie 457 4
7 Tel-el-Kebir 400 4 16 Well 542 5
8 Postage Stamp 126 3 17 Rabbit 223 3
9 The Monk 419 4 18 Craigend 425 4
Out 3,422 36 In 3,645 36
Source:[2][3] Total 7,067 72

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):[6]

  • 1973: 7,064 yards (6,459 m), par 72
  • 1962: 7,045 yards (6,442 m), par 72
  • 1950: 6,583 yards (6,019 m), par 70

Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made both cuts[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977, 1980 69 71 74 70 284 –4 1
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 70 72 69 288 E T10
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979 71 75 73 71 290 +2 T13
Johnny Miller  United States 1976 71 76 75 72 294 +6 T22
Bill Rogers  United States 1981 73 70 76 75 294 +6 T22
Arnold Palmer  United States 1961, 1962 71 73 78 74 296 +8 T27
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 78 72 71 75 296 +8 T27
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 75 74 76 75 300 +12 T42

Missed the second cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Tom Weiskopf  United States 1973 79 73 75 227 +11

Missed the first cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 79 74 153 +9
Tony Jacklin  England 1969 77 76 153 +9

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 15 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett  United States 67 –5
T2 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69 –3
Tom Watson  United States
T4 Ken Brown  Scotland 70 –2
Bernhard Langer  West Germany
Des Smyth  Ireland
T7 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 71 –1
José Maria Cañizares  Spain
Danny Edwards  United States
Masahiro Kuramoto  Japan
Johnny Miller  United States
Arnold Palmer  United States
Craig Stadler  United States

Source:[1]

Second round[edit]

Friday, 16 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett  United States 67-66=133 –11
2 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-69=138 –6
T3 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 70-69=139 –5
Des Smyth  Ireland 70-69=139
T5 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 74-66=140 –4
Tom Watson  United States 69-71=140
T7 Ken Brown  Scotland 70-71=141 –3
Peter Oosterhuis  England 74-67=141
9 Tom Purtzer  United States 76-66=142 –2
T10 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 71-72=143 –1
David Graham  Australia 73-70=143
Bill Rogers  United States 73-70=143

Amateurs: Lewis (+4), Oldcorn (+9), Plaxton (+9), Stubbs (+10), Thompson (+10), Broadbent (+12), Persson (+12), Rose (+12), Thomson (+12), Ray (+13), Andersson (+16), Young (+17), Higgins (+19), Poxon (+19), Crosby (+22).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 17 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett  United States 67-66-78=211 –5
2 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-69-74=212 –4
T3 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 74-66-73=213 –3
Des Smyth  Ireland 70-69-74=213
5 Tom Watson  United States 69-71-74=214 –2
T6 Masahiro Kuramoto  Japan 71-73-71=215 –1
Peter Oosterhuis  England 74-67-74=215
T8 Nick Faldo  England 73-73-71=217 +1
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 70-69-78=217
Tom Purtzer  United States 76-66-75=217
Denis Watson  Zimbabwe 75-69-73=217
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 73-71-73=217

Amateurs: Lewis (+5).

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 18 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tom Watson  United States 69-71-74-70=284 –4 32,000
T2 Peter Oosterhuis  England 74-67-74-70=285 –3 19,300
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-69-74-73=285
T4 Nick Faldo  England 73-73-71-69=286 –2 11,000
Masahiro Kuramoto  Japan 71-73-71-71=286
Tom Purtzer  United States 76-66-75-69=286
Des Smyth  Ireland 70-69-74-73=286
T8 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 74-66-73-74=287 –1 8,750
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 73-71-73-70=287
T10 Bobby Clampett  United States 67-66-78-77=288 E 7,350
Jack Nicklaus  United States 77-70-72-69=288

Amateurs: Lewis (+12)
Source:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clampett's 6-under 66 'scorches' British Open". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. 16 July 1982. p. 13.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 52, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Open Championship course". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. (map). 19 July 1982. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Watson captures 4th British title". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. 19 July 1982. p. 12.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Dan (26 July 1982). "A fourth on the firth". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 33, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  7. ^ "1982 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1982 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 55°31′55″N 4°39′00″W / 55.532°N 4.650°W / 55.532; -4.650