1939 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1939 British Open was the 74th time this major was played — and the last time until 1946 due to World War II.

Winner: Dick Burton, 290

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

Tournament dates: July 5-7, 1939

Leader after first round: Dick Burton, Harry Busson, Max Faulkner and Bobby Locke, 70

Leader after second round: Dick Burton, 142

Leader after third round: John Fallon, 215

Notable Notes: A 77 in the third round knocked second-round leader Dick Burton four shots down the leaderboard. But in the final round he rebounded with a 71 on another day of high scoring to win by two strokes from runner-up Johnny Bulla. ... After this, and with the outbreak of World War II, the Open did not return until 1946. ... This was Burton's lone major championship win.

Final Scores

Dick Burton 70-72-77-71—290
Johnny Bulla 77-71-71-73—292
John Fallon 71-73-71-79—294
Sam King 74-72-75-73—294
Alf Perry 71-74-73-76—294
Bill Shankland 72-73-72-77—294
Reg Whitcombe 71-75-74-74—294
Martin Pose 71-72-76-76—295
Percy Alliss 75-73-74-74—296
Ernest Kenyon 73-75-74-74—296
Bobby Locke 70-75-76-75—296
Dai Rees 71-74-75-77—297
Jimmy Adams 73-74-75-76—298
Enrique Bertolino 73-75-75-75—298
a-Jimmy Bruen Jr. 72-75-75-76—298
Henry Cotton 74-72-76-76—298
William Anderson 73-74-77-75—299
Emilio Serra 77-72-73-77—299
W.H. Green 75-75-72-78—300
William H. Davies 71-79-74-77—301
Syd Easterbrook 74-71-80-76—301
a-Alex Kyle 74-76-75-76—301
a-Leonard Crawley 72-76-80-74—302
Max Faulkner 70-76-76-80—302
James Busson Jr. 70-75-81-77—303
Laurie Ayton Jr. 72-77-78-77—304
William Collins 75-74-79-76—304
Fred Taggart 73-77-76-78—304
Aurelio Castanon 77-73-80-75—305
Laurie Ayton Sr. 76-72-82-76—306
Charlie Ward 71-74-78-83—306
John Busson 79-70-81-77—307
a-Andrew Dowie 76-74-81-77—308
a-Bob Sweeny Jr. 74-75-80-79—308

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