1983 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1983 British Open was the 112th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tom Watson, 275

Where it was played: Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England

Tournament dates: July 14-17, 1983

Leader after first round: Craig Stadler, 64

Leader after second round: Craig Stadler, 134

Leader after third round: Tom Watson, 205

Notable Notes: Tom Watson took the lead with a 70 in the third round, and held on to win by one stroke. It was his fifth and final win at the British Open, his eighth and final win in a major championship. Andy Bean and Hale Irwin tied for second, one stroke behind, and this is the tournament at which Irwin whiffed a 2-inch putt during the third round.

Final Scores

Tom Watson 67-68-70-70—275
Andy Bean 70-69-70-67—276
Hale Irwin 69-68-72-67—276
Graham Marsh 69-70-74-64—277
Lee Trevino 69-66-73-70—278
Harold Henning 71-69-70-69—279
Seve Ballesteros 71-71-69-68—279
Christy O'Connor Jr. 72-69-71-68—280
Bill Rogers 67-71-73-69—280
Nick Faldo 68-68-71-73—280
Denis Durnian 73-66-74-67—280
Peter Jacobsen 72-69-70-70—281
Craig Stadler 64-70-72-75—281
Fuzzy Zoeller 71-71-67-73—282
Mike Sullivan 72-68-74-68—282
David Graham 71-69-67-75—282
Raymond Floyd 72-66-69-75—282
Gary Koch 75-71-66-70—282
Bernard Gallacher 72-71-70-70—283
Brian Waites 70-70-73-70—283
Simon Hobday 70-73-70-70—283
Jay Haas 73-72-68-70—283
Hubert Green 69-74-72-68—283
Tienie Britz 71-74-69-69—283
Greg Norman 75-71-70-67—283
Howard Clark 71-72-69-72—284
Rodger Davis 70-71-70-73—284
Eamonn Darcy 69-72-74-69—284
Tom Kite 71-72-72-70—285
Jack Nicklaus 71-72-72-70—285
Lanny Wadkins 72-73-72-68—285
Toru Nakamura 73-69-72-71—285
Mark James 70-70-74-71—285
Lu Chien Soon 71-72-74-68—285
Curtis Strange 74-68-70-73—285
Mike McCullough 74-69-72-70—285
Hal Sutton 68-71-75-71—285
Terry Gale 72-66-72-75—285
Vicente Fernandez 70-72-72-72—286
Chris Moody 74-69-70-73—286
Ian Collins 70-75-68-73—286
Tony Jacklin 71-75-71-69—286
Kikuo Arai 74-67-75-70—286
Bob Gilder 70-76-70-70—286
Tim Simpson 73-69-72-73—287
Tom Weiskopf 73-73-69-72—287
Clive Tucker 73-71-73-70—287
Massy Kuramoto 70-74-73-70—287
Graham Burroughs 71-74-71-71—287
Manuel Pinero 74-72-71-70—287
Vaughan Somers 68-75-71-73—287
Mark McNulty 72-69-68-78—287
Larry Nelson 70-73-73-72—288
Sam Torrance 68-73-74-73—288
Bobby Clampett 74-72-71-71—288
Arnold Palmer 72-74-68-75—289
Bernhard Langer 67-72-76-74—289
Mark E. Johnson 70-72-71-76—289
Manuel Calero 70-75-69-76—290
John O'Leary 74-68-69-79—290
Ronan Rafferty 75-67-73-76—291
Mike Ingham 71-73-70-78—292
Hsieh Yu Shu 71-72-74-78—295

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