1946 British Open Winner and Scores

Returning after a five-year absence due to wartime, the 1946 British Open was the 75th time this major was played.

Winner: Sam Snead, 290

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

Tournament dates: July 3-5, 1946

Leader after first round: Bobby Locke, 69

Leader after second round: Henry Cotton, 140

Leader after third round: Johnny Bulla, Dai Rees and Sam Snead, 215

Notable Notes: As he rode a train into St. Andrews, Sam Snead looked out a window and spotted something. "Say," Snead said, "that looks like an old, abandoned golf course." In fact, it was The Old Course, and several days later Snead won the Open on it. ... Sponsors and his friend Johnny Bulla talked Snead into playing (he played the Open only five times in his career, only twice in his prime). Snead wound up beating runners-up Bulla and Bobby Locke by one stroke. ... This was the first Open played since 1939 due to World War II.

Final Scores

Sam Snead 71-70-74-75—290
Johnny Bulla 71-72-72-79—294
Bobby Locke 69-74-75-76—294
Henry Cotton 70-70-76-79—295
Dai Rees 75-67-73-80—295
Norman Von Nida 70-76-74-75—295
Charlie Ward 73-73-73-76—295
Fred Daly 77-71-76-74—298
Joe Kirkwood 71-75-78-74—298
Lawson Little 78-75-72-74—299
Harry Bradshaw 76-75-76-73—300
Dick Burton 74-76-76-76—302
Bill Shankland 76-76-77-75—304
William Anderson 76-76-78-75—305
Reg Whitcombe 71-76-82-76—305
Laurie Ayton Jr. 77-74-80-75—306
Percy Alliss 74-72-82-79—307
Archie Compston 77-74-77-80—308
Frank Jowle 78-74-76-80—308
Arthur Lees 77-71-78-82—308
George Knight 77-75-82-76—310
Eddie Whitcombe 75-79-77-79—310
a-R.K. Bell 81-73-81-77—312
John Jacobs 76-77-80-79—312
Alf Perry 78-77-78-80—313
a-James Wilson 78-76-81-78—313
a-Andrew Dowie 81-71-80-83—315
Alex Robertson 79-75-80-81—315
Flory Van Donck 76-78-83-78—315
Tom Haliburton 78-76-81-81—316
Alf Padgham 79-74-76-87—316
a-Ronald White 76-79-84-77—316
Norman Sutton 76-77-80-84—317
Fred Bullock 80-75-87-76—318
W.H. Green 76-76-83-83—318
Albert Isherwood 77-78-83-81—319
a-John Urry 79-75-87-85—326

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