1921 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1921 British Open was the 56th time this major was played. It ended in a playoff, but only after one of the playoff competitors had to be convinced to show up for it.

Winner: Jock Hutchison, 296

Where it was played: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Tournament dates: June 23-25, 1921

Leader after first round: Jock Hutchison, 72

Leader after second round: Jock Hutchison, 147

Leader after third round: Jim Barnes and Sandy Herd, 222

Notable Notes: In a tournament in which no golfer broke 70, Jock Hutchison and amateur Roger Wethered carded exceptional final rounds, 70 for Hutchison and 71 for Wethered, to tie at 296. A 36-hole playoff was scheduled for the next day. But Wethered had a conflict: his cricket team had a game at the same time. Wethered initially planned to play the cricket match, but eventually was talked into showing up for the Open playoff. ... Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that Hutchison easily won the playoff for his second and final major championship win. He shot 150 (74-76) to Wethered's 159 (77-82).

Bobby Jones made his Open Championship debut here, but it did not go well. He hit into a bunker on the 11th hole in the third round. After unsuccessfully taking four swings at the ball, Jones picked up the ball and walked off the course.

In the first round, Jones had been paired with Hutchinson, and at least Jones got to see what was almost the first back-to-back aces in Open history. On the par-3 eighth hole, Hutchison made a hole-in-one. On the ninth hole, Hutchison drove the green on a 303-yard par-4, and his ball skirted over the edge of the hole and stopped three inches from the cup.

Final Scores

Jock Hutchison 72-75-79-70—296
a-Roger Wethered 78-75-72-71—296
Tom Kerrigan 74-80-72-72—298
Arthur Havers 76-74-77-72—299
George Duncan 74-75-78-74—301
Jim Barnes 74-74-74-80—302
Walter Hagen 74-79-72-77—302
Sandy Herd 75-74-73-80—302
Joe Kirkwood 76-74-73-79—302
Fred Leach 78-75-76-73—302
Arnaud Massy 74-75-74-79—302
Tom Williamson 79-71-74-78—302
Abe Mitchell 78-79-76-71—304
Walter Pursey 74-82-74-74—304
J.W. Gaudin 78-76-75-76—305
James Braid 77-75-78-76—306
Len Holland 78-78-76-74—306
Bill Mehlhorn 75-77-76-78—306
Frank Ball 79-78-74-76—307
a-Paul Hunter 75-78-76-78—307
Ted Ray 76-72-81-78—307
William Watt 81-77-75-74—307
Clarence Hackney 77-75-80-76—308
Henry Kinch 73-77-81-77—308
Harry Vardon 77-77-80-74—308
Aubrey Boomer 78-80-72-79—309
Walter Bourne 78-78-75-78—309
Arthur Butchart 78-80-77-74—309
John D. Edgar 82-76-78-73—309
Emmett French 79-76-75-79—309
a-Denis Kyle 77-77-81-74—309
George McLean 76-73-82-78—309
Hugh Roberts 79-82-74-74—309
J.H. Taylor 80-80-75-74—309
Archie Compston 78-75-77-80—310
Percy Hills 75-76-83-77—311
C.H. Reith 79-83-75-74—311
David Ayton Jr. 77-82-78-75—312
Percy Alliss 75-77-81-80—313
Rowland Jones 77-77-79-80—313
Charles Johns 78-82-80-74—314
Alfred Miles 75-78-81-80—314
a-Mark Seymour 75-78-76-85—314
Reginald G. Wilson 80-77-78-79—314
a-Alexander Armour 77-83-75-80—315
George Buckle 79-79-74-83—315
Angel De La Torre 83-78-77-78—316
Jean Gassiat 80-81-80-75—316
a-William A. Murray 81-79-76-80—316
Peter Robertson 81-84-79-72—316
W.E. Brown 77-80-75-85—317
James Ockenden 79-84-79-75—317
Fred Robson 80-78-80-79—317
Charles Hoffner 75-86-77-80—318
Tom King Jr. 80-80-77-81—318
F.C. Jewell 81-81-78-79—319
John Burgess 79-84-81-76—320
Albert Hallam 80-85-80-75—320
Josh Taylor 81-79-78-82—320
Jack White 76-82-81-81—320
Sid Brews 81-82-80-78—321
Arthur Day 79-81-81-80—321
a-Robert Harris 81-85-78-78—322
Fred McLeod 78-79-83-82—322
James Souter 80-79-83-80—322
James Anderson 79-82-82-80—323
James Batley 81-82-82-78—323
Richard May 77-79-87-80—323
George Smith 80-80-83-80—323
John Fulford 81-82-84-77—324
John Turner 81-84-78-81—324
William Ritchie 82-80-82-81—325
Claude Gray 81-87-75-83—326
a-Percy Quilter 86-83-78-80—327
Albert Seymour 82-81-83-81—327
Michael Bingham 85-79-84-82—330
J.M. Hunter 87-81-76-88—332
Robert McKenzie 84-83-77-89—333
Harry Wilson 80-82-90-81—333
Tom Mounce 84-81-86-85—336

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