1936 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1936 British Open was the 71st time this major was played. Alf Padgham was third in the https://www.golfcompendium.com/2018/12/1934-british-open.html, second in the 1935 Open, and this year, in 1936, he completed the progression by winning.

Winner: Alf Padgham, 287

Where it was played: Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England

Tournament dates: June 25-27, 1936

Leader after first round: Bill Cox, 70

Leader after second round: Bill Cox and Jimmy Adams, 144

Leader after third round: Jimmy Adams and Henry Cotton, 215

What Happened at the 1936 Open Championship

Alf Padgham was tied for sixth following the first round, tied for third following the second and third rounds, and the winner in the end. It was his only major championship victory. From 1932-38, Padgham finished no lower than seventh in any Open, and he added one more Top 10 later in his career.

Padgham entered the final round a stroke behind Henry Cotton and Jimmy Adams. Cotton carded a 74 and finished two strokes off the lead. Padgham shot 71, including a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole, to post 287. Adams needed a birdie on the final hole to force a playoff. But his 36-foot birdie putt lipped out.

Two amateur golfers who were future major winners made the cut in their major championship debuts: Bobby Locke and Jim Ferrier. Locke finished tied for eighth and later won four Open titles. Ferrier tied for 44th and later won the 1947 PGA Championship.

Percy Alliss, father of Peter Alliss, tied for fifth place, the last of his five Top 5 finishes in the Open. Tied with Alliss was Gene Sarazen, and it was the final Top 10 finish in the Open for the 1932 champion.

Royal Liverpool played as long as 7,078 yards during the tournament, making it the longest Open Championship course to this time. Marcel Dallemagne, with a 69, was the only golfer to break 70 in the final round.

1936 British Open Final Scores

Alf Padgham 73-72-71-71—287
Jimmy Adams 71-73-71-73—288
Henry Cotton 73-72-70-74—289
Marcel Dallemagne 73-72-75-69—289
Percy Alliss 74-72-74-71—291
Tom Green 74-72-70-75—291
Gene Sarazen 73-75-70-73—291
Arthur Lacey 76-74-72-72—294
a-Bobby Locke 75-73-72-74—294
Reg Whitcombe 72-77-71-74—294
Dai Rees 77-71-72-75—295
Dick Burton 74-71-75-76—296
Bill Cox 70-74-79-73—296
William Davies 72-76-73-77—298
Aubrey Boomer 74-75-75-75—299
Walter Smithers 75-73-77-74—299
a-Hector Thomson 76-76-73-74—299
Ted Turner 75-74-76-74—299
Gordon Good 75-73-79-73—300
Charles Whitcombe 73-76-79-72—300
Max Faulkner 74-75-77-75—301
Bert Gadd 74-72-77-78—301
Frank Ball 74-77-72-79—302
John Fallon 78-73-78-73—302
a-Francis Francis 73-72-79-78—302
Willie Goggin 74-78-73-77—302
Norman Sutton 75-72-78-77—302
Sam King 79-74-75-76—304
H.R. Manton 76-78-77-73—304
Jean Saubaber 74-78-75-77—304
Laurie Ayton Jr. 76-75-75-79—305
William Branch 80-75-68-82—305
James H. Busson Jr. 78-73-79-75—305
Cecil Denny 77-76-78-75—306
Syd Easterbrook 79-73-77-77—306
Sydney Fairweather 75-78-77-76—306
a-Jack McLean 72-78-79-77—306
Tom Collinge 74-73-79-81—307
Arthur Lees 79-74-78-77—308
John J. Busson 76-73-83-77—309
Allan Dailey 77-77-77-78—309
Frank Dennis 78-77-79-75—309
H. Rimmer 79-75-81-74—309
Archie Compston 77-77-79-77—310
Don Curtis 77-73-83-77—310
a-Jim Ferrier 80-74-76-80—310
a-J.A. Flaherty 77-77-80-76—310
Edward Jarman 75-77-81-77—310
a-John Woollam 75-81-77-77—310
J.E. Field 75-79-82-75—311
Alf Perry 76-76-80-79—311
a-Sam Roberts 77-78-75-81—311
Tom Dobson 78-77-83-74—312
a-John Pennink 75-81-79-77—312
Reg Cox 79-73-79-82—313
a-C.W. Timmis 77-79-79-78—313
Bert Hodson 82-74-77-81—314
William Robertson 78-77-79-80—314
a-Robert Walker 74-76-82-82—314
Arthur Havers 78-78-80-79—315
Harry Large 77-77-85-79—318
Albert Chevalier 80-76-84-81—321

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