1974 British Open Results

The 1974 British Open was the 103rd time the tournament was played. The golfer called "The Black Knight" won it for the third time.

Winner: Gary Player, 282

Where it was played: Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England

Tournament dates: July 10-13, 1974

Leader after first round: John Morgan and Gary Player, 69

Leader after second round: Gary Player, 137

Leader after third round: Gary Player, 212

Notable Notes: Gary Player won the third of his three British Open titles this year. He seemed to take control with a second round 68, opening a 5-stroke advantage. A third-round 75 brought the field back into play, but Player solidified his edge in the final round with a solid 70 to win by four over Peter Oosterhuis.

Final Scores

Gary Player 69-68-75-70—282
Peter Oosterhuis 71-71-73-71—286
Jack Nicklaus 74-72-70-71—287
Hubert Green 71-74-72-71—288
Liang-Huan Lu 72-72-75-73—292
Danny Edwards 70-73-76-73—292
Tom Weiskopf 72-72-74-75—293
Bobby Cole 70-72-76-75—293
Donald Swaelens 77-73-74-69—293
Johnny Miller 72-75-73-74—294
David Graham 76-74-76-69—295
John Garner 75-78-73-69—295
Neil Coles 72-75-75-74—296
John Morgan 69-75-76-76—296
Al Geiberger 76-70-76-74—296
Alan Tapie 73-77-73-73—296
Peter Townsend 79-76-72-69—296
Peter Dawson 74-74-73-76—297
Tony Jacklin 74-77-71-75—297
Gene Littler 77-76-70-74—297
Dewitt Weaver 73-80-70-74—297
Lanny Wadkins 78-71-75-74—298
Ronnie Shade 78-75-73-72—298
Bernard Gallacher 76-72-76-75—299
Angel Gallardo 74-77-75-73—299
Christy O'Connor Jr. 78-76-72-73—299
Hale Irwin 76-73-79-71—299
Doug McClelland 75-79-73-73—300
Ben Crenshaw 74-80-76-70—300
David Jagger 80-71-76-73—300
Peter Butler 75-77-77-72—301
David Chillas 72-78-77-74—301
Hugh Jackson 78-76-73-74—301
Vicente Fernandez 78-72-78-73—301
Tommy Horton 78-76-76-71—301
Lee Trevino 79-70-78-74—301
Oscar Cerda 80-74-77-70—301
Gay Brewer 78-77-74-73—302
John Cook 76-79-75-73—303
Guy Hunt 78-73-72-80—303
Bruce Devlin 81-74-73-75—303
Derek Small 73-75-77-79—304
Bernard Hunt 74-77-74-79—304
Stuart Levermore 77-77-76-75—305
John Mahaffey 78-77-75-75—305
John O'Leary 71-79-78-77—305
Brian Barnes 74-79-78-74—305
Maurice Bembridge 76-77-73-79—305
Graham Marsh 79-75-77-74—305
Noel Hunt 73-73-79-80—305
Malcolm Gregson 79-76-76-75—306
Roberto De Vicenzo 80-74-77-75—306
Brian Waites 78-74-74-81—307
Norman Wood 74-78-78-78—308
Mike Slater 77-74-80-77—308
Christy O'Connor Sr. 80-74-77-78—309
Ian Stanley 77-79-75-78—309
John Panton 77-75-77-80—309
Bob Shearer 77-79-73-81—310
John Fourie 79-73-77-81—310

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