1973 British Open Goes to Weiskopf

The 1973 British Open was the 102nd time the tournament was played. An American golfer won his only major title here.

Winner: Tom Weiskopf, 276

Where it was played: Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 11-14, 1973

Leader after first round: Tom Weiskopf, 68

Leader after second round: Tom Weiskopf, 135

Leader after third round: Tom Weiskopf, 206

Notable Notes: Tom Weiskopf started his tournament with rounds of 68-67 en route to his only victory in a major championship. It was a wire-to-wire win, too. Weiskopf's lead was down to one stroke over Johnny Miller entering the final round, but Weiskopf closed with 70 to Miller's 72.

Final Scores

Tom Weiskopf 68-67-71-70—276
Johnny Miller 70-68-69-72—279
Neil Coles 71-72-70-66—279
Jack Nicklaus 69-70-76-65—280
Bert Yancey 69-69-73-70—281
Peter Butler 71-72-74-69—286
Bob Charles 73-71-73-71—288
Lanny Wadkins 71-73-70-74—288
Christy O'Connor 73-68-74-73—288
Harold Henning 73-73-73-70—289
Lee Trevino 75-73-73-68—289
Brian Barnes 76-67-70-76—289
Gay Brewer 76-71-72-70—289
Tony Jacklin 75-73-72-70—290
Arnold Palmer 72-76-70-72—290
Doug McClelland 76-71-69-74—290
Gary Player 76-69-76-69—290
Eddie Polland 74-73-73-72—292
Bernard Gallacher 73-69-75-75—292
Hugh Baiocchi 75-74-69-74—292
Hugh Boyle 75-75-69-73—292
David Good 75-74-73-70—292
Dave Hill 75-74-74-69—292
Peter Wilcock 71-76-72-73—292
Bruce Crampton 71-76-73-72—292
Bruce Devlin 72-78-71-71—292
Peter Oosterhuis 80-71-69-72—292
Chi Chi Rodriguez 72-73-73-75—293
Roberto De Vicenzo 72-75-74-72—293
Doug Sanders 79-72-72-70—293
Bob Wynn 74-71-76-73—294
Tommy Horton 75-70-73-76—294
Craig Defoy 76-75-70-73—294
Peter Thomson 76-75-70-73—294
Graham Marsh 74-71-78-71—294
Ewen Murray 79-71-73-71—294
Vince Baker 72-74-75-74—295
David Vaughan 78-70-72-75—295
a-Danny Edwards 75-75-71-75—296
Philip Elson 75-75-72-74—296
Baldovino Dassu 75-75-73-73—296
Kel Nagle 74-76-73-73—296
Dale Hayes 76-72-73-75—296
Donald Gammon 76-70-76-74—296
Guy Wolstenholme 77-72-75-72—296
Harry Bannerman 73-75-75-74—297
David Webster 73-76-72-76—297
Maurice Moir 76-75-70-76—297
John Fourie 76-73-74-75—298
Bernard Hunt 76-74-74-74—298
Ronnie Shade 75-73-76-75—299
Peter Alliss 76-71-76-76—299
David Jagger 76-74-74-75—299
John McTear 76-74-71-78—299
Peter Townsend 79-73-71-77—300
David Huish 74-73-76-78—301
Bill Murray 78-71-74-78—301
Richard Lambert 78-74-72-77—301
David Dunk 73-74-74-82—303
Gunnar Mueller 76-70-78-71—295

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