1894 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1894 British Open was the 34th time this major was played but the first time it was ever played outside of Scotland. It was also the occasion of the first win in the Open for any of the "Great Triumvirate" members.

Winner: J.H. Taylor, 326

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

Tournament dates: June 11-12, 1894

Leader after first round: Sandy Herd, 83

Leader after second round: J.H. Taylor, 164

Leader after third round: J.H. Taylor, 245

What Happened in the 1894 Open Championship

When J.H. Taylor won the 1894 British Open, it marked the beginning of an era of dominance by Britain's "Great Triumvirate": Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid won 16 of the 21 Open Championships played from 1894 through 1914. Taylor accounted for five of those victories.

So the Great Triumvirate made a debut of sorts here, and so did something else: Royal St. George's Golf Club (although it did not yet have the "Royal" monicker at the time) hosted The Open for the first time.

The links in Sandwich, England, opened in 1887, was the site of the British Amateur in 1892, and at the 1894 British Open became the first club outside Scotland to host the Open. Royal St. George's remains a part of the British Open rota today.

Taylor's winning score was 326, five clear of the runner-up, and is the highest winning total (for 72 holes) in tournament history. And fitting for the first Open played in England, Taylor was the first English pro to win it. Two other Englishmen had been Open champions, but both John Ball and Harold Hilton were amateurs.

While Taylor was winning the Open for the first time, his future rival Braid was merely playing it for the first time. Braid finished 10th in his debut.

1894 British Open Final Scores

J.H. Taylor 84-80-81-81—326
Douglas Rolland 86-79-84-82—331
Andrew Kirkaldy 86-79-83-84—332
Alfred Toogood 84-85-82-82—333
Willie Fernie 84-84-86-80—334
Ben Sayers 85-81-84-84—334
Harry Vardon 86-86-82-80—334
Sandy Herd 83-85-82-88—338
a-Freddie Tait 90-83-83-84—340
a-A.D. Blyth 91-84-84-82—341
James Braid 91-84-82-84—341
Willie Park Jr. 88-86-82-87—343
a-John Ball 84-89-87-84—344
David Brown 93-83-81-87—344
Hugh Kirkaldy 90-85-80-89—344
Archie Simpson 90-86-86-82—344
Joseph Lloyd 95-81-86-83—345
a-Samuel Mure Fergusson 87-88-84-87—346
Tom Vardon 87-88-82-91—348
a-C.E. Dick 85-89-89-90—353
David Grant 91-84-87-91—353
David Herd 92-93-84-84—353
Willie Auchterlonie 96-81-93-85—355
a-C.E. Hambro 96-90-82-87—355
Jack Rowe 90-90-84-91—355
a-Stuart Anderson 90-87-91-88—356
a-Charles Hutchings 93-85-88-90—356
Charles Gibson 92-94-87-84—357
Rowland Jones 89-88-93-88—358
Alexander Lumsden 90-93-87-89—359
David McEwan 86-92-91-92—361
Albert Tingey 90-91-90-90—361
Willie Aveston 98-88-89-88—363
a-F.S. Ireland 99-87-92-86—364
a-Alexander Stuart 88-95-96-86—365
George Pearson 94-96-88-88—366
William Tucker 92-94-91-89—366
Joseph Longhurst 91-93-92-91—367
Jack Simpson 94-89-94-90—367
Thomas Butel 91-94-92-91—368
James Kay 98-89-90-91—368
C. Ralph Smith 98-89-89-93—369
a-John Low 93-98-89-91—371
John Cuthbert 97-96-88-92—373
Jack Burns 93-97-90-95—375
L.G. Ross 92-98-90-96—376
a-Bruce Goff 98-92-88-99—377
John Milne 98-98-91-90—377
R.W. Kirk 98-97-94-93—382
a-Ernest Lehmann 91-98-94-99—382
J. Boyd 103-96-95-90—384
C. Thom 97-102-99-90—388

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