John Player Classic
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) (1970)
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||285 Bob Charles (1972)|
|To par||−2 Christy O'Connor Snr (1970)|
The John Player Classic was first played in 1970 at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell), when Ireland's Christy O'Connor Snr triumphed by one stroke over England's Tony Jacklin to collect the £25,000 first prize. Having not been held in 1971, the tournament returned as part of the new European Tour in 1972. It also had a change of venue, being moved to Turnberry on the west coast of Scotland.
|1973||Charles Coody||United States||Turnberry||289 (+5)||3 strokes||Tony Jacklin||15,000|||
|1972||Bob Charles||New Zealand||Turnberry||285 (+1)||1 stroke|| Gay Brewer
|1971: No tournament|
|1970||Christy O'Connor Snr||Ireland||Notts Golf Club||286 (−2)||1 stroke||Tony Jacklin||25,000|||
- "O'Connor Captures Player Golf Classic". Schenectady Gazette. Associated Press. 7 September 1970. p. 23.
- "Golf". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 6 March 1974. p. 6D.
- "Another British tournament goes to a foreigner". The Glasgow Herald. 1 October 1973. p. 7.
- "Why victory matter more to Charles than £15,000". The Times. 2 October 1972. p. 11.
- "O'Connor holds off Jacklin and wins £25,000". The Glasgow Herald. 7 September 1970. p. 4.