1910 Open Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1910 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 21–24 June 1910
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Statistics
Length 6,489 yards (5,934 m)
Field 210 players,[1] 64 after cut
Cut 161
Prize fund £125
Winner's share £50
Champion
Scotland James Braid
299
← 1909
1911 →
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

The 1910 Open Championship was the 50th Open Championship, held 21–24 June at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. James Braid won the championship for the fifth time, four strokes ahead of Sandy Herd, the 1902 champion.[2]

There was no qualifying competition; all 210 entries played 18 holes in pairs on the first two days with the top sixty and ties advancing for the final 36 holes on the third day.[3] Prize money was increased by £10 with the addition of £5 prizes for seventh and eighth places.

Play started on Tuesday, 21 June, but an early afternoon thunderstorm flooded many of the greens and play was cancelled, it was decided that all existing scores would not count and that the Championship would start again on Wednesday and extend to Friday.[4]

After the first round, George Duncan led with 73, a stroke ahead of Willie Watt and Robert Thomson,[5] the leaderboard changed significantly during the second round on Thursday with Duncan shooting 77, while Watt and Thomson took 82 and 85. The midway leader was Willie Smith, then a professional in Mexico City, who shot 71 for 148. Braid was a stroke back on 149 with Duncan third on 150, the cut was at 161 or better and 64 players advanced for the final day.[6]

Duncan's 71 on Friday morning gave him the 54-hole lead, two strokes ahead of Braid with Herd and Ted Ray a further four shots behind. Duncan's 83 in the afternoon dropped him to third place and gave Braid a comfortable victory with Herd second. Smith's second 80 of the day left him in a disappointing tie for fifth place.[2]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
James Braid  Scotland 1901, 1905,
1906, 1908
76 73 74 76 299 1
Sandy Herd  Scotland 1902 78 74 75 76 303 2
J.H. Taylor  England 1894, 1895,
1900, 1909
76 80 78 78 312 T14
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1896, 1898,
1899, 1903
77 81 75 80 313 T16
John Ball (a)  England 1890 79 75 78 82 314 T19
Arnaud Massy  France 1907 78 77 81 79 315 T22
William Auchterlonie  Scotland 1893 79 76 79 83 317 T28
Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 1887, 1889 81 78 78 84 321 T38

Source:[1][2]

Did not enter: Jack White (1904), Harold Hilton (1892, 1897)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Tuesday, 21 June 1910
Wednesday, 22 June 1910

A thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon caused flooding; all scores for the day were thrown out and play was restarted on Wednesday.

Place Player Country Score
1 George Duncan  Scotland 73
T2 Willie Watt  Scotland 74
Robert Thomson  Scotland
T4 Fred Robson  England 75
Herbert Riseborough  England
T6 James Braid  Scotland 76
Ted Ray  Jersey
J.H. Taylor  England
T9 Albert Bellworthy  England 77
Fred Collins  England
George Daniel  Scotland
Harold Frostick  England
Willie Hunter, Sr.  Scotland
Michael Moran Ireland Ireland
Thomas Renouf  Jersey
James Sherlock  England
Willie Smith  Scotland
Harry Vardon  Jersey
Tom Vardon  Jersey

Source:[1][4][5]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 23 June 1910

Place Player Country Score
1 Willie Smith  Scotland 77-71=148
2 James Braid  Scotland 76-73=149
3 George Duncan  Scotland 73-77=150
T4 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 78-74=152
Sandy Herd  Scotland 78-74=152
Michael Moran Ireland Ireland 77-75=152
Willie Ritchie  Scotland 78-74=152
T8 James Kinnell  Scotland 79-74=153
Ted Ray  Jersey 76-77=153
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 77-76=153

Source:[1][6]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 24 June 1910 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 George Duncan  Scotland 73-77-71=221
2 James Braid  Scotland 76-73-74=223
T3 Sandy Herd  Scotland 78-74-75=227
Ted Ray  Jersey 76-77-74=227
T5 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 78-74-76=228
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 77-76-75=228
Willie Smith  Scotland 77-71-80=228
8 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 78-76-75=229
9 James Kinnell  Scotland 79-74-77=230
10 Michael Moran Ireland Ireland 77-75-79=231

Source:[1][2]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 24 June 1910 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money (£)
1 James Braid  Scotland 76-73-74-76=299 50
2 Sandy Herd  Scotland 78-74-75-76=303 25
3 George Duncan  Scotland 73-77-71-83=304 15
4 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 78-76-75-77=306 10
T5 Ted Ray  Jersey 76-77-74-81=308 6
13s 4d
Fred Robson  England 75-80-77-76=308
Willie Smith  Scotland 77-71-80-80=308
T8 Ernest Gaudin  Jersey 78-74-76-81=309 1
5s
James Kinnell  Scotland 79-74-77-79=309
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 77-76-75-81=309
Donald Ross  Scotland 78-79-75-77=309

Source:[1][2][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 126. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Great achievement in golf - Braid wins his fifth championship". Glasgow Herald. 25 June 1910. pp. 9, 10. 
  3. ^ "The Open Championship". Glasgow Herald. 21 June 1910. p. 15. 
  4. ^ a b "The jubilee golf championship - unprecedented situation - thunderstorm and a deluge - first day's play cancelled". Glasgow Herald. 22 June 1910. p. 9. 
  5. ^ a b "The jubilee golf championship - another record for St. Andrews - George Duncan leading first round". Glasgow Herald. 23 June 1910. pp. 7, 8. 
  6. ^ a b "The jubilee golf championship - another record for St. Andrews - Willie Smith of Mexico leading". Glasgow Herald. 24 June 1910. pp. 9, 10. 
  7. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

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