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1982 Open Championship

The 1982 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 111th Open Championship, held from 15–18 July at Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Tom Watson won his fourth Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price. It was Watson's second consecutive major victory; he won the U.S. Open a month earlier, and the seventh of his eight major titles.[4]

1982 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates15–18 July 1982
LocationTroon, Scotland
Course(s)Royal Troon Golf Club
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72[1][2]
Length7,067 yards (6,462 m)[2][3]
Field150 players
87 after 1st cut
60 after 2nd cut[2]
Cut152 (+8) (1st cut)
226 (+10) (2nd cut)[2]
Prize fund£250,000
$425,000
Winner's share£32,000
$54,400
Champion
Tom Watson
284 (–4)
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Royal Troon is located in Scotland
Royal Troon
Royal Troon
Location in Scotland
Royal Troon is located in South Ayrshire
Royal Troon
Royal Troon

Watson became the fifth to win the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, joining fellow Americans Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), and Lee Trevino (1971).[5] Tiger Woods later won both in 2000.

Watson's previous three Open wins also came in Scotland, at Carnoustie (1975), Turnberry (1977), and Muirfield (1980). His fifth victory in the Open in 1983 came at Royal Birkdale in England.

CourseEdit

Old Course

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Seal 362 4 10 Sandhills 437 4
2 Black Rock 391 4 11 The Railway 481 5
3 Gyaws 381 4 12 The Fox 432 4
4 Dunure 556 5 13 Burmah 468 4
5 Greenan 210 3 14 Alton 180 3
6 Turnberry 577 5 15 Crosbie 457 4
7 Tel-el-Kebir 400 4 16 Well 542 5
8 Postage Stamp 126 3 17 Rabbit 223 3
9 The Monk 419 4 18 Craigend 425 4
Out 3,422 36 In 3,645 36
Source:[2][3] Total 7,067 72

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):[6]

  • 1973: 7,064 yards (6,459 m), par 72
  • 1962: 7,045 yards (6,442 m), par 72
  • 1950: 6,583 yards (6,019 m), par 70

Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made both cutsEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tom Watson   United States 1975, 1977, 1980 69 71 74 70 284 –4 1
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 70 72 69 288 E T10
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1979 71 75 73 71 290 +2 T13
Johnny Miller   United States 1976 71 76 75 72 294 +6 T22
Bill Rogers   United States 1981 73 70 76 75 294 +6 T22
Arnold Palmer   United States 1961, 1962 71 73 78 74 296 +8 T27
Lee Trevino   United States 1971, 1972 78 72 71 75 296 +8 T27
Gary Player   South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 75 74 76 75 300 +12 T42

Missed the second cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Tom Weiskopf   United States 1973 79 73 75 227 +11

Missed the first cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Charles   New Zealand 1963 79 74 153 +9
Tony Jacklin   England 1969 77 76 153 +9

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 15 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett   United States 67 –5
T2 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 69 –3
Tom Watson   United States
T4 Ken Brown   Scotland 70 –2
Bernhard Langer   West Germany
Des Smyth   Ireland
T7 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71 –1
José Maria Cañizares   Spain
Danny Edwards   United States
Masahiro Kuramoto   Japan
Johnny Miller   United States
Arnold Palmer   United States
Craig Stadler   United States

Source:[1]

Second roundEdit

Friday, 16 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett   United States 67-66=133 –11
2 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 69-69=138 –6
T3 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 70-69=139 –5
Des Smyth   Ireland 70-69=139
T5 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 74-66=140 –4
Tom Watson   United States 69-71=140
T7 Ken Brown   Scotland 70-71=141 –3
Peter Oosterhuis   England 74-67=141
9 Tom Purtzer   United States 76-66=142 –2
T10 José Maria Cañizares   Spain 71-72=143 –1
David Graham   Australia 73-70=143
Bill Rogers   United States 73-70=143

Amateurs: Lewis (+4), Oldcorn (+9), Plaxton (+9), Stubbs (+10), Thompson (+10), Broadbent (+12), Persson (+12), Rose (+12), Thomson (+12), Ray (+13), Andersson (+16), Young (+17), Higgins (+19), Poxon (+19), Crosby (+22).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 17 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Clampett   United States 67-66-78=211 –5
2 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 69-69-74=212 –4
T3 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 74-66-73=213 –3
Des Smyth   Ireland 70-69-74=213
5 Tom Watson   United States 69-71-74=214 –2
T6 Masahiro Kuramoto   Japan 71-73-71=215 –1
Peter Oosterhuis   England 74-67-74=215
T8 Nick Faldo   England 73-73-71=217 +1
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 70-69-78=217
Tom Purtzer   United States 76-66-75=217
Denis Watson   Zimbabwe 75-69-73=217
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 73-71-73=217

Amateurs: Lewis (+5).

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 18 July 1982

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tom Watson   United States 69-71-74-70=284 –4 32,000
T2 Peter Oosterhuis   England 74-67-74-70=285 –3 19,300
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 69-69-74-73=285
T4 Nick Faldo   England 73-73-71-69=286 –2 11,000
Masahiro Kuramoto   Japan 71-73-71-71=286
Tom Purtzer   United States 76-66-75-69=286
Des Smyth   Ireland 70-69-74-73=286
T8 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 74-66-73-74=287 –1 8,750
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 73-71-73-70=287
T10 Bobby Clampett   United States 67-66-78-77=288 E 7,350
Jack Nicklaus   United States 77-70-72-69=288

Amateurs: Lewis (+12)
Source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clampett's 6-under 66 'scorches' British Open". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. 16 July 1982. p. 13.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 52, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Open Championship course". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. (map). 19 July 1982. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Watson captures 4th British title". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. 19 July 1982. p. 12.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Dan (26 July 1982). "A fourth on the firth". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 33, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  7. ^ "1982 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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