1905 Open Championship

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1905 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 7–9 June 1905
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Statistics
Field 148 players, 45 after cut[1]
Cut 172
Prize fund £115
Winner's share £50
Champion
Scotland James Braid
318
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Location in Scotland
St Andrews is located in Fife
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Location in Fife, Scotland

The 1905 Open Championship was the 45th Open Championship, held 7–9 June at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. James Braid won the Championship for the second time, five strokes ahead of runners-up Rowland Jones and J.H. Taylor.[2]

All entries played 18 holes on the first two days; those within fourteen strokes of the lead made the cut for the final two rounds on Friday.[1][3]

Strong winds and hard ground conditions made scoring difficult on all three days, with few rounds under 80. Sandy Herd, Taylor, Walter Toogood, and Harry Vardon co-led after the first round at 80.[4] Scoring improved slightly on Thursday and Jones' 77 put him in the lead with 158; he was followed by Braid on 159 and James Kinnell and Arnaud Massy on 161. Just 45 players made the cut at 172 and better, including a sole amateur John Graham, Jr.[3]

In the third round on Friday morning, Braid's 78 extended his lead to six shots over Kinnell, Massy, and Taylor. Jones took 87 and dropped eight strokes behind Braid. Scoring 81 in the afternoon, Braid was never challenged; he reached the turn in 38 and despite taking six at the 15th and 16th holes, came back in 43. A 78 moved Jones up to a second place tie with Taylor, five strokes behind the champion.[2]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
James Braid  Scotland 1901 81 78 78 81 318 1
J.H. Taylor  England 1894, 1895, 1900 80 85 78 80 323 T2
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1896, 1898,
1899, 1903
80 82 84 83 329 T9
Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 1887, 1889 84 81 85 81 331 T13
Sandy Herd  Scotland 1902 80 82 83 87 332 15
Jack White  Scotland 1904 86 83 83 83 335 T18
Willie Fernie  Scotland 1883 83 86 82 90 341 T31
Harold Hilton (a)  England 1892, 1897 87 88 CUT T56
William Auchterlonie  Scotland 1893 90 87 CUT T65
Jack Burns  Scotland 1888 94 92 CUT T114

Source:[1]

Did not enter: John Ball (1890).

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 7 June 1905

Place Player Country Score
T1 Sandy Herd  Scotland 80
J.H. Taylor  England
Walter Toogood  England
Harry Vardon  Jersey
T5 James Braid  Scotland 81
Herbert Hunt  England
Rowland Jones  England
Arnaud Massy  France
Wilfrid Reid  England
Thomas Renouf  Jersey
James Sherlock  England
Alex Smith  United States
Robert Thomson  Scotland

Source:[1][4]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 8 June 1905

Place Player Country Score
1 Rowland Jones  England 81-77=158
2 James Braid  Scotland 81-78=159
T3 James Kinnell  Scotland 82-79=161
Arnaud Massy  France 81-80=161
T5 Sandy Herd  Scotland 80-82=162
Robert Thomson  Scotland 81-81=162
Harry Vardon  Jersey 80-82=162
T8 Ernest Gray  England 82-81=163
Walter Toogood  England 80-83=163
T10 Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 84-81=165
James Sherlock  England 81-84=165
J.H. Taylor  England 80-85=165
Tom Williamson  England 84-81=165

Source:[1][3]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 9 June 1905 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 James Braid  Scotland 81-78-78=237
T2 James Kinnell  Scotland 82-79-82=243
Arnaud Massy  France 81-80-82=243
J.H. Taylor  England 80-85-78=243
T5 Robert Thomson  Scotland 81-81-82=244
Tom Williamson  England 84-81-79=244
T7 Rowland Jones  England 81-77-87=245
James Sherlock  England 81-84-80=245
Sandy Herd  Scotland 80-82-83=245
10 Harry Vardon  Jersey 80-82-84=246

Source:[1][2]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 9 June 1905 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money (£)
1 James Braid  Scotland 81-78-78-81=318 50
T2 Rowland Jones  England 81-77-87-78=323 20
J.H. Taylor  England 80-85-78-80=323
4 James Kinnell  Scotland 82-79-82-81=324 10
T5 Ernest Gray  England 82-81-84-78=325 7
10s
Arnaud Massy  France 81-80-82-82=325
7 Robert Thomson  Scotland 81-81-82-83=327 0
8 James Sherlock  England 81-84-80-83=328
T9 Tom Simpson  England 82-88-78-81=329
Harry Vardon  Jersey 80-82-84-83=329

Source:[1][2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 131. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Open Championship - Victory of James Braid". Glasgow Herald. 10 June 1905. p. 11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Open Championship - Second day's play". Glasgow Herald. 9 June 1905. p. 13. 
  4. ^ a b "Open Championship - First day's play at St Andrews". Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1905. p. 12. 
  5. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5. 

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