1898 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1898 British Open was the 38th time this major was played.

Winner: Harry Vardon, 307

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

Tournament dates: June 8-9, 1898

Leader after first round: Harold Hilton and Willie Park Jr., 76

Leader after second round: Willie Park Jr., 151

Leader after third round: Willie Park Jr., 229

Notable Notes: Harry Vardon trailed by two strokes entering the final round, but outplayed third-round Willie Park Jr., 76 to 79, to win his second Open Championship. ... Park needed to make a four-foot putt on the final hole to force a playoff, but missed. ... This was the first British Open that featured a cut following the second round. The defending champion, Willie Auchterlonie, became the first Open champ to miss the cut in his title defense.

Final Scores

Harry Vardon 79-75-77-76--307
Willie Park Jr. 76-75-78-79--308
a-Harold Hilton 76-81-77-75--309
J.H. Taylor 78-78-77-79--312
a-Freddie Tait 81-77-75-82--315
David Kinnell 80-77-79-80--316
Willie Fernie 79-85-77-77--318
John Hunter 82-79-81-77--319
Thomas Renouf 77-79-81-83--320
James Braid 80-82-84-75--321
Philip Wynne 83-79-81-78--321
James Kay 81-81-77-83--322
George Pulford 83-81-78-81--323
Jack White 82-81-77-83--323
James Kinnell 77-81-78-88--324
Archie Simpson 83-80-82-79--324
Sandy Herd 80-79-84-82--325
Peter McEwan 83-83-77-82--325
Ben Sayers 85-78-79-85--327
Walter Toogood 82-84-83-78--327
a-John Gairdner 84-77-82-85--328
David Herd 79-81-83-85--328
J.L. Hutchinson 83-79-84-82--328
Andrew Kirkaldy 82-84-85-77--328
Peter Paxton 81-82-86-79--328
Tom Williamson 86-84-77-81--328
C. Ralph Smith 84-78-85-82--329
J.W. Taylor 83-84-80-82--329
Fred Butel 81-84-86-81--332
Andrew H. Scott 83-84-78-87--332
Bob Simpson 84-81-82-85--332
Tom Hutchinson 85-81-86-82--334
Jack Kirkaldy 82-82-85-85--334
Jack Rowe 84-77-88-85--334
a-Charles Whigham 85-82-84-83--334
a-Edward Blackwell 84-82-84-87--337
Harry Harris 85-84-85-83--337
David McEwan 82-84-88-89--343
Joseph Dalgleish 84-84-92-86--346

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