1964 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1964 British Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played, and the champagne corks popped.

Winner: Tony Lema, 279

Where it was played: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 8-10, 1964

Leader after first round: Christy O'Connor Sr. and Jean Garaialde, 71

Leader after second round: Tony Lema, 141

Leader after third round: Tony Lema, 209

Notable Notes: Tony Lema established himself as a star in the golf world with a dominating victory. Lema was already famous for his showmanship — his nickname was "Champagne Tony" — and was a winner on tour. But here he became a major champion and seemed poised to challenge the "Big 3" of golf. Alas, he was killed in a plane crash two years later.

Final Scores

Tony Lema 73-68-68-70—279
Jack Nicklaus 76-74-66-68—284
Roberto De Vicenzo 76-72-70-67—285
Bernard Hunt 73-74-70-70—287
Bruce Devlin 72-72-73-73—290
Christy O'Connor Sr. 71-73-74-73—291
Harry Weetman 72-71-75-73—291
Harold Henning 78-73-71-70—292
Angel Miguel 73-76-72-71—292
Gary Player 78-71-73-70—292
Doug Sanders 78-73-74-68—293
Frank Phillips 77-75-72-70—294
Jean Garaialde 71-74-79-72—296
Christy Greene 74-76-73-73—296
Ralph Moffitt 76-72-74-74—296
Dave Thomas 75-74-75-72—296
Alex Caygill 77-74-71-75—297
Bob Charles 79-71-69-78—297
Malcolm Gregson 78-70-74-76—298
John MacDonald 78-74-74-72—298
Alan Murray 77-73-76-72—298
Phil Rodgers 74-79-74-71—298
Syd Scott 75-74-73-76—298
Tony Coop 75-72-76-76—299
Doug Ford 75-76-76-72—299
Liang Huan Lu 76-71-78-74—299
Jimmy Martin 74-72-79-74—299
Peter Thomson 79-73-72-75—299
George Will 74-79-71-76—300
Peter Butler 78-75-74-74—301
Geoffrey Hunt 77-75-74-75—301
Ramon Sota 77-74-74-76—301
Stuart Davies 74-77-71-80—302
Dennis Hutchinson 77-74-77-75—303
Michael Murphy 76-74-76-77—303
John Panton 78-74-77-74—303
Brian Wilkes 77-76-74-76—303
Max Faulkner 73-73-80-78—304
Dai Rees 76-77-77-74—304
Brian Allen 78-75-73-79—305
Norman Drew 76-76-79-74—305
Stuart Murray 80-73-78-74—305
Len Thomas 76-75-82-72—305
Malcolm Leeder 77-76-75-80—308
Kel Nagle 77-76-80-80—313

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