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The 1969 Open Championship was the 98th Open Championship, held from 9–12 July at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, England. Tony Jacklin won the first of his two major championships, two strokes ahead of Bob Charles.[2]

1969 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates9–12 July 1969
LocationLytham St Annes, England
Course(s)Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Statistics
Par71[1]
Length6,848 yards (6,262 m)[1]
Field130 players
73 after 1st cut
46 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut151 (+9) (1st cut)
222 (+9) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund£30,000[1]
$72,000
Winner's share£4,250
$10,200
Champion
England Tony Jacklin
280 (−4)
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Lytham & St Annes is located in England
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Jacklin was the first Briton to win The Open since 1951,[3] and it was another sixteen years until the next, Sandy Lyle in 1985.

It was the fifth Open Championship at Lytham & St Annes, which has hosted eleven times, most recently in 2012.

Contents

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made both cutsEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bob Charles   New Zealand 1963 66 69 75 72 282 −2 2
Roberto De Vicenzo   Argentina 1967 72 73 66 72 283 −1 T3
Peter Thomson   Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1965
71 70 70 72 283 −1 T3
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1966 75 70 68 72 285 +1 T6
Kel Nagle   Australia 1960 74 71 72 70 287 +3 9
Gary Player   South Africa 1959, 1968 74 68 76 74 292 +8 T23
Max Faulkner   England 1951 71 74 76 74 295 +11 T30

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Wednesday, 9 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bob Charles   New Zealand 66 −5
T2 Tony Jacklin   England 68 −3
Hedley Muscroft   England
T4 Miller Barber   United States 69 −2
Jean Garaïalde   France
Hugh Jackson   Northern Ireland
T7 Billy Casper   United States 70 −1
Bernard Gallacher   Scotland
Davis Love, Jr.   United States
Guy Wolstenholme   England

Second roundEdit

Thursday, 10 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bob Charles   New Zealand 66-69=135 −7
2 Christy O'Connor Snr   Ireland 71-65=136 −6
T3 Alex Caygill   England 71-67=138 −4
Tony Jacklin   England 68-70=138
5 Billy Casper   United States 70-70=140 −2
T6 Orville Moody   United States 71-70=141 −1
Peter Thomson   Australia 71-70=141
Guy Wolstenholme   England 70-71=141
T9 John Panton   Scotland 73-69=142 E
Gary Player   South Africa 74-68=142

Amateurs: Tupling (+2), Bonallack (+4), Fleisher (+5), Buckley (+6), Humphreys (+8), McGuirk (+8),
Foster (+11), Hayes (+13), Kippax (+16), King (+17), Glading (+20)

Third roundEdit

Friday, 11 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tony Jacklin   England 68-70-70=208 −5
T2 Bob Charles   New Zealand 66-69-75=210 −3
Christy O'Connor Snr   Ireland 71-65-74=210
T4 Roberto De Vicenzo   Argentina 72-73-66=211 −2
Peter Thomson   Australia 71-70-70=211
T6 Brian Huggett   Wales 72-72-69=213 E
Jack Nicklaus   United States 75-70-68=213
T8 Davis Love, Jr.   United States 70-73-71=214 +1
Bert Yancey   United States 72-71-71=214
T10 Gay Brewer   United States 76-71-68=215 +2
Billy Casper   United States 70-70-75=215
Orville Moody   United States 71-70-74=215

Amateurs: Bonallack (+6), Tupling (+9), Buckley (+10), Fleisher (+10), Humphreys (+12), McGuirk (+15).

Final roundEdit

Saturday, 12 July 1969

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tony Jacklin   England 68-70-70-72=280 −4 4,250
2 Bob Charles   New Zealand 66-69-75-72=282 −2 3,000
T3 Roberto De Vicenzo   Argentina 72-73-66-72=283 −1 2,125
Peter Thomson   Australia 71-70-70-72=283
5 Christy O'Connor Snr   Ireland 71-65-74-74=284 E 1,750
T6 Davis Love, Jr.   United States 70-73-71-71=285 +1 1,375
Jack Nicklaus   United States 75-70-68-72=285
8 Peter Alliss   England 73-74-73-66=286 +2 1,100
9 Kel Nagle   Australia 74-71-72-70=287 +3 1,000
10 Miller Barber   United States 69-75-75-69=288 +4 900

Amateurs: Tupling (+10), Bonallack (+14)
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 67, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, Curry (21 July 1969). "Lord liege of golf". Sports Illustrated.
  3. ^ a b "Jacklin first Briton since '51 to capture British Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 13 July 1969. p. 4B.

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