1984 Open Championship

The 1984 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 113th Open Championship, held from 19–22 July at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Seve Ballesteros won his second Open Championship and fourth major title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Bernhard Langer and five-time champion Tom Watson, the defending champion.[3][4]

1984 Open Championship
1984 Open Championship Annual.png
Front cover of the 1984 Open Annual
Tournament information
Dates19–22 July 1984
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
Course(s)Old Course at St Andrews
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72[1]
Length6,933 yards (6,340 m)[1][2]
Field156 players
94 after 1st cut
63 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut148 (+4) (1st cut)
219 (+3) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund£425,000
$550,000
Winner's share£55,000
$71,500
Champion
Spain Seve Ballesteros
276 (–12)
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St Andrews  is located in Scotland
St Andrews 
St Andrews 
Location in Scotland
St Andrews is located in Fife
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Fife, Scotland

In the final round, Ballesteros birdied the 18th hole for 69 while 54-hole co-leader Watson bogeyed the famous 17th (Road) for a 73,[5] which ended his bid for a third consecutive Open.[6][7][8]

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 370 4 10 Bobby Jones 342 4
2 Dyke 411 4 11 High (In) 172 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 371 4 12 Heathery (In) 316 4
4 Ginger Beer 463 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 425 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 564 5 14 Long 567 5
6 Heathery (Out) 416 4 15 Cartgate (In) 413 4
7 High (Out) 372 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 382 4
8 Short 178 3 17 Road 461 4
9 End 356 4 18 Tom Morris 354 4
Out 3,501 36 In 3,432 36
Source:[2] Total 6,933 72

Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[1]

  • 6,933 yards (6,340 m) - 1978
  • 6,957 yards (6,361 m) - 1970
  • 6,926 yards (6,333 m) - 1964
  • 6,936 yards (6,342 m) - 1960, 1955

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made both cutsEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1979 69 68 70 69 276 –12 1
Tom Watson   United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
71 68 66 73 278 –10 T2
Lee Trevino   United States 1971, 1972 70 67 75 73 285 –3 T14
Johnny Miller   United States 1976 75 71 70 72 288 E T31
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1966, 1970, 1978 76 72 68 72 288 E T31
Bob Charles   New Zealand 1963 75 73 70 73 291 +3 T47

Source:[1][3]

Missed the second cutEdit

Player Country Years won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Peter Thomson   Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1965
72 73 76 221 +5

Source:[1]

Missed the first cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player   South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 74 75 149 +5
Arnold Palmer   United States 1961, 1962 76 77 153 +9
Tony Jacklin   England 1969 80 76 156 +12
Kel Nagle   Australia 1960 84 75 159 +15
Bill Rogers   United States 1981 82 77 159 +15

Source:[1]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 19 July 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Peter Jacobsen   United States 67 –5
Bill Longmuir   Scotland
Greg Norman   Australia
4 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 68 –4
T5 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 69 –3
Eamonn Darcy   Ireland
Nick Faldo   England
Jaime Gonzalez   Brazil
Tom Kite   United States
T10 José Maria Cañizares   Spain 70 –2
Fred Couples   United States
Bernard Gallacher   Scotland
Jeff Hall   England
Rick Hartmann   United States
Mark James   England
Graham Marsh   Australia
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan
Martin Poxon   England
Lee Trevino   United States
Lanny Wadkins   United States

Source:[1][9]

Second roundEdit

Friday, 20 July 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 68-66=134 –10
T2 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 69-68=137 –7
Nick Faldo   England 69-68=137
Lee Trevino   United States 70-67=137
5 Bill Longmuir   Scotland 67-71=138 –-6
T6 Fred Couples   United States 70-69=139 –5
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-68=139
Lanny Wadkins   United States 70-69=139
Tom Watson   United States 71-68=139
T10 Jaime Gonzalez   Brazil 69-71=140 –4
Peter Jacobsen   United States 67-73=140
Tom Kite   United States 69-71=140

Amateurs: Sherborne (+2), McEvoy (+4), Olazábal (+5), Sigel (+5), Wood (+8), Hawksworth (+12).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 21 July 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 68-66-71=205 –11
Tom Watson   United States 71-68-66=205
T3 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 69-68-70=207 –9
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-68-68=207
T5 Hugh Baiocchi   South Africa 72-70-70=212 –4
Lee Trevino   United States 70-67-75=212
Lanny Wadkins   United States 70-69-73=212
T8 José Maria Cañizares   Spain 70-71-72=213 –3
Fred Couples   United States 70-69-74=213
Nick Faldo   England 69-68-76=213
Hale Irwin   United States 75-68-70=213
Peter Jacobsen   United States 67-73-73=213
Mark McCumber   United States 74-67-72=213
Gil Morgan   United States 71-71-71=213
Ronan Rafferty   Northern Ireland 74-72-67=213

Source:[10]

Amateurs: Sherborne (+5), McEvoy (WD)

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 22 July 1984

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 69-68-70-69=276 –12 55,000
T2 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-68-68-71=278 –10 31,900
Tom Watson   United States 71-68-66-73=278
T4 Fred Couples   United States 70-69-74-68=281 –7 19,800
Lanny Wadkins   United States 70-69-73-69=281
T6 Nick Faldo   England 69-68-76-69=282 –6 16,390
Greg Norman   Australia 67-74-74-67=282
8 Mark McCumber   United States 74-67-72-70=283 –5 14,300
T9 Hugh Baiocchi   South Africa 72-70-70-72=284 –4 11,264
Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 68-66-71-79=284
Graham Marsh   Australia 70-74-73-67=284
Ronan Rafferty   Northern Ireland 74-72-67-71=284
Sam Torrance   Scotland 74-74-66-70=284

Source:[1][3][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 50, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Old Course survives in all its fearsome glory". Glasgow Herald. 17 July 1984. p. 18.
  3. ^ a b c Jacobs, Raymond (23 July 1984). "Ballesteros wins Open duel in the sun". Glasgow Herald. p. 16.
  4. ^ Daley, Steve (23 July 1984). "Seve's strong finish". Chicago Tribune. p. 3, sec. 3.
  5. ^ Daley, Steve (23 July 1984). "Watson crashes on Road Hole". Chicago Tribune. p. 3, sec. 3.
  6. ^ Jenkins, Dan (30 July 1984). "It ain't over 'til it's over". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
  7. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (23 July 1984). "Seve tames 17th, wins British Open". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 11.
  8. ^ "Ballesteros wins Open with final hole birdie". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. 23 July 1984. p. 19.
  9. ^ "St Andrews first day scores". Glasgow Herald. 20 July 1984. p. 20.
  10. ^ Daley, Steve (22 July 1984). "Watson sizzles in British Open". Chicago Tribune. p. 5, sec. 4.
  11. ^ "1984 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1984 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1984 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803