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1985 Open Championship

The 1985 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 114th Open Championship, held from 18–21 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Sandy Lyle won his only Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.[2] It was the first of his two major titles; Lyle added a green jacket as Masters champion in 1988.

1985 Open Championship
1985 Open Championship Annual Cover.png
Front cover of the 1985 Open Annual
Tournament information
Dates18–21 July 1985
LocationSandwich, England
Course(s)Royal St George's Golf Club
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70[1]
Length6,857 yards (6,270 m)[1]
Field153 players
86 after 1st cut
61 after 2nd cut[1]
Cut149 (+9) (1st cut)
221 (+11) (2nd cut)[1]
Prize fund£530,000
$768,500
Winner's share£65,000
$94,250
Champion
Scotland Sandy Lyle
282 (+2)
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This was the last year the Open Championship featured the double cut (after 36 holes and 54 holes), introduced in 1968.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made both cutsEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lee Trevino   United States 1971, 1972 73 76 68 71 288 +8 T20
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1979, 1984 75 74 70 73 292 +12 T39
Tom Watson   United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
72 73 72 77 294 +14 T47
Bob Charles   New Zealand 1963 70 76 69 WD

Missed the second cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Gary Player   South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 72 77 73 222 +12

Missed the first cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 75 152 +12
Tony Jacklin   England 1969 81 73 154 +14
Bill Rogers   United States 1981 74 83 157 +17

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 18 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland 64 –6
T2 David Graham   Australia 68 –2
Tony Johnstone   Zimbabwe
Robert Lee   England
Sandy Lyle   Scotland
Philip Parkin   Wales
T7 Gordon Brand Jnr   Scotland 69 –1
Bill McColl   Scotland
D. A. Weibring   United States
David Whelan   England
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, 19 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 David Graham   Australia 68-71=139 –1
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 68-71=139
T3 Tony Johnstone   Zimbabwe 68-72=140 E
Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland 64-76=140
D. A. Weibring   United States 69-71=140
T6 Howard Clark   England 70-71=141 +1
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 72-69=141
Robert Lee   England 68-73=141
Wayne Riley   Australia 71-70=141
Emilio Rodríguez   Spain 71-70=141
Peter Senior   Australia 70-71=141
Ian Woosnam   Wales 70-71=141

Amateurs: Gilford (+6), Olazábal (+8), Evans (+15), Davis (+16) McGimpsey (+16), Homewood (+18), Purdie (+24), Latham (+28)

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 20 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 David Graham   Australia 68-71-70=209 –1
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 72-69-68=209
T3 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 68-71-73=212 +2
Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland 64-76-72=212
Mark O'Meara   United States 70-72-70=212
Ian Woosnam   Wales 70-71-71=212
T7 Peter Jacobsen   United States 71-74-68=213 +3
Tom Kite   United States 73-73-67=213
T9 Greg Norman   Australia 71-72-71=214 +4
D. A. Weibring   United States 69-71-74=214

Amateurs: Olazábal (+9), Gilford (+12).

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 21 July 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 68-71-73-70=282 +2 65,000
2 Payne Stewart   United States 70-75-70-68=283 +3 43,000
T3 David Graham   Australia 68-71-70-75=284 +4 23,600
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 72-69-68-75=284
Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland 64-76-72-72=284
Mark O'Meara   United States 70-72-70-72=284
José Rivero   Spain 74-72-70-68=284
T8 Anders Forsbrand   Sweden 70-76-69-70=285 +5 15,567
Tom Kite   United States 73-73-67-72=285
D. A. Weibring   United States 69-71-74-71=285

Amateurs: Olazábal (+9)
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 49, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (29 July 1985). "Finally, one for the home folks". Sports Illustrated. p. 22.
  3. ^ "1985 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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