1913 Open Championship

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1913 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 23–24 June 1913
Location Hoylake, England
Course(s) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Statistics
Length 6,480 yards (5,925 m)[1][2]
Field 65 players[3]
Cut none
Prize fund £125
Winner's share £50
Champion
England J.H. Taylor
304
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Hoylake is located in Merseyside
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Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, west of Liverpool, England

The 1913 Open Championship was the 53rd Open Championship, held 23–24 June at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. J.H. Taylor won the championship for the fifth and final time, eight strokes ahead of runner-up Ted Ray, the defending champion.[2]

Qualifying took place on 19, 20, and 21 June. The top twenty and ties qualified on each of the three days. In windy conditions Laurie Ayton, Snr led the 21 qualifiers on the first day with a score of 152, with 159 as the qualifying score.[4][5] Conditions were better on the second day and 156 was the qualifying mark; amateur Edward Blackwell led the 21 qualifiers with 147.[6][7] Jack Gaudin led the 23 qualifiers on the third day with 148, with 157 as the qualifying score.[1][8] Seven American-based professionals entered but only two qualified, John McDermott and Tom McNamara.[9] Mike Brady, Alex Campbell, Stewart Maiden, and Alex Smith failed on the first day,[4][5] while John Jones failed on the third day.[1][8]

Ray led after the first two rounds on Monday with 147; Taylor was at 148, Michael Moran at 150, and Thomas Renouf had 153.[10]

Gale force winds on Tuesday led to high scoring in the final two rounds. Taylor and McDermott had the best scores in the morning at 77. Ray struggled and completed the circuit in 81, to trail Taylor by three shots, while McDermott was a further 4 strokes behind.[2] Moran's chances were ruined by a third round 89 which included a ten at the first. In the final round that afternoon, Taylor holed from about 50 yards at the 14th, while his nearest rivals had poor starts to their rounds, Ray took eight at the third hole while McDermott took seven at the first. Moran had the best final round at 74, fifteen strokes better than his morning score, and tied for third.[2]

The win was the fifteenth Open title for the Great Triumvurate of Taylor, Vardon, and James Braid, with five each. Vardon won a record sixth the following year, the last Open victory for the three players.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Hole Name Yards
1 Course 420 10 Dee 400
2 Road 330 11 Alps 190
3 Long 490 12 Hilbre 355
4 New 155 13 Rushes 130
5 Telegraph 410 14 Field 485
6 Briars 365 15 Lake 440
7 Dowie 200 16 Dun 510
8 Far 480 17 Royal 360
9 Punch Bowl 380 18 Stand 400
Out 3,210 In 3,270
Source:[1][2][4] Total 6,480

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
J.H. Taylor  England 1894, 1895
1900, 1909
73 75 77 79 304 1
Ted Ray  Jersey 1912 73 74 81 84 312 2
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1896, 1898,
1899, 1903, 1911
79 75 79 80 313 T3
Arnaud Massy  France 1907 77 80 81 82 317 T7
Sandy Herd  Scotland 1902 73 81 84 80 318 T11
James Braid  Scotland 1901, 1905,
1906, 1908, 1910
80 79 82 80 321 T18
Harold Hilton (a)  England 1892, 1897 79 83 WD T53

Source:[2][3]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Monday, 23 June 1913 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
T1 Sandy Herd  Scotland 73
Ted Ray  Jersey
J.H. Taylor  England
T4 Albert Howlett  England 75
Ernest Jones  England
John McDermott  United States
Thomas Renouf  Jersey
Jack B. Ross  Scotland
T9 Cyril Hughes  England 76
Michael Moran Ireland Ireland

Source:[3][10]

Second round[edit]

Monday, 23 June 1913 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
1 Ted Ray  Jersey 73-74=147
2 J.H. Taylor  England 73-75=148
3 Michael Moran Ireland Ireland 76-74=150
4 Thomas Renouf  Jersey 75-78=153
T5 Cyril Hughes  England 76-78=154
Sandy Herd  Scotland 73-81=154
Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-75=154
T8 John McDermott  United States 75-80=155
Josh Taylor  England 80-75=155
10 John Graham, Jr.  Scotland 77-79=156

Source:[3][10]

Third round[edit]

Tuesday, 24 June 1913 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 J.H. Taylor  England 73-75-77=225
2 Ted Ray  Jersey 73-74-81=228
3 John McDermott  United States 75-80-77=232
4 Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-75-79=233
T5 John Graham, Jr. (a)  Scotland 77-79-81=237
Cyril Hughes  England 76-78-83=237
Edward Lassen (a)  England 79-78-80=237
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 75-78-84=237
Tom Williamson  England 77-80-80=237
T10 James Bradbeer  England 78-79-81=238
Sandy Herd  Scotland 73-81-84=238
Arnaud Massy  France 77-80-81=238

Source:[2][3]

Final round[edit]

Tuesday, 24 June 1913 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money (£)
1 J.H. Taylor  England 73-75-77-79=304 50
2 Ted Ray  Jersey 73-74-81-84=312 25
T3 Michael Moran Ireland Ireland 76-74-89-74=313 12
10s
Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-75-79-80=313
T5 John McDermott  United States 75-80-77-83=315 7
10s
Thomas Renouf  Jersey 75-78-84-78=315
T7 James Bradbeer  England 78-79-81-79=317 2
10s
Arnaud Massy  France 77-80-81-79=317
James Sherlock  England 77-86-79-75=317
Tom Williamson  England 77-80-80-80=317

Source:[2][3][11]

Amateurs: Graham (318), Lassen (319), Crowther (328), Blackwell (333)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Golf championship - qualifying stage ends". Glasgow Herald. 23 June 1913. p. 14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Golf championship - victory of J.H. Taylor". Glasgow Herald. 25 June 1913. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 121. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Golf championship - first day's play". Glasgow Herald. 20 June 1913. p. 16. 
  5. ^ a b "The Open golf championship - Qualifying competition". The Times. 20 June 1913. p. 6. 
  6. ^ "Golf championship - Mr Blackwell leads the field". Glasgow Herald. 21 June 1913. p. 13. 
  7. ^ "The Open golf championship - Qualifying competition". The Times. 21 June 1913. p. 13. 
  8. ^ a b "The Open golf championship - Qualifying competition". The Times. 23 June 1913. p. 13. 
  9. ^ "Yankee golf "pro" qualifies". Chicago Sunday Tribune. 22 June 1913. p. 3, sec. 3. 
  10. ^ a b c "Golf championship - first and second rounds". Glasgow Herald. 24 June 1913. p. 14. 
  11. ^ 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]

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