1949 British Open Ended After 36-Hole Playoff

The 1949 British Open was the 78th time the tournament was played, and it ended with a 36-hole playoff.

Winner: Bobby Locke, 283

Where it was played: Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England

Tournament dates: July 6-9, 1949

Leader after first round: Jimmy Adams, 67

Leader after second round: Sam King, 140

Leader after third round: Bobby Locke, Harry Bradshaw and Max Faulkner, 213

Notable Notes: Bobby Locke won the first of his four British Opens in a playoff over Harry Bradshaw. The two were tied after 36 holes, then matched scores on the final day, both shooting 68-70. That left them at 283 and necessitated the 36-hole playoff. And Locked dominated the playoff, winning by 12, 135 to 147.

Final Scores

Bobby Locke 69-76-68-70—283
Harry Bradshaw 68-77-68-70—283
Roberto De Vicenzo 68-75-73-69—285
Sam King 71-69-74-72—286
Charlie Ward 73-71-70-72—286
Max Faulkner 71-71-71-74—287
Arthur Lees 74-70-72-71—287
Jimmy Adams 67-77-72-72—288
John Fallon 69-75-72-72—288
W.D. Smithers 72-75-70-71—288
Ken Bousfield 69-77-76-67—289
Bill Shankland 69-73-74-73—289
a-Frank Stranahan 71-73-74-72—290
William Branch 71-75-74-71—291
Dick Burton 73-70-74-74—291
John Knipe 76-71-72-72—291
Walter Lees 74-72-69-78—293
Alan Waters 70-76-75-73—294
Norman Sutton 69-78-75-73—295
Reg Horne 73-74-75-74—296
Arthur Lacey 72-73-73-78—296
Gregor McIntosh 70-77-76-73—296
William McMinn 70-75-78-73—296
E.A. Southerden 69-76-74-77—296
James Wade 71-74-77-75—297
H.E. Osborne 73-74-75-76—298
Johnny Bulla 71-73-76-79—299
Ugo Grappasonni 70-76-77-77—300
Ernest Kenyon 72-75-77-77—301
G.M. White 74-71-80-78—303
a-Francis Francis 72-74-82-79—307

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