1927 Open Championship

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1927 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 13–15 July 1927
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Statistics
Par 73[1]
Field 108 players, 54 after cut[2]
Cut 154 (+8)
Prize fund £250
Winner's share (£75)
Champion
United States Bobby Jones (a)
285 (−7)
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Location in Fife, Scotland

The 1927 Open Championship was the 62nd Open Championship, held 13–15 July at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Amateur Bobby Jones successfully defended the title with a dominating six-stroke victory,[1][3][4] the second of his three victories at the Open Championship.

The regional qualification that had been used in 1926 was abandoned and the previous system of local qualifying just before the Open was reintroduced. Qualifying was held 11–12 July, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes on the Old Course and 18 holes on the New Course,[5] and the top 100 and ties qualified. In heavy rain early that flooded the bunkers, Jones shot 76 on Monday at the Old Course,[5][6] and 71 on Tuesday at the New Course for 147, three strokes behind the low qualifier. Amateur Cyril Tolley led the field with 144; the qualifying score was 160 and 108 players advanced.[7][8][9][10]

Prize money was increased £50 to £250, although the winner's share remained at £75.

Jones, age 25, returned to St Andrews to make amends for his first experience on the course; six years earlier in 1921, he walked off the Old Course in frustration during the third round. He shot 68 (−5) in the first round on Wednesday,[11][12][13] three clear of the rest of the field, and after a second round 72 was at 140 (−6), two shots ahead of Bert Hodson and four clear of Joe Kirkwood, Sr.[14][15][16] To make the cut, players had to be within fourteen strokes of the leader after 36 holes; it was at 154 (+8) and 54 advanced.

On Friday, Hodson ballooned to 81 (+8) in the third round and Jones closed with 73-72 for 285, a new championship record.[1][3] Aubrey Boomer and Fred Robson tied for second place, six shots back.

Future three-time champion Henry Cotton, age 20, made his Open debut and finished in ninth place. Five-time champion J.H. Taylor made his last cut in the Open at the age of 56.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bobby Jones  United States 1926 68 72 73 72 285 −7 1
Arthur Havers  England 1920 80 74 73 70 297 +5 T7
Sandy Herd  Scotland 1902 76 75 78 71 300 +8 T10
Jim Barnes  England 1925 76 76 72 77 301 +9 T17
James Braid  Scotland 1901, 1905,
1906, 1908, 1910
75 77 76 78 306 +14 T30
Ted Ray  Jersey 1912 78 73 77 78 306 +14 T30
J.H. Taylor  England 1894, 1895
1900, 1909, 1913
76 78 77 80 311 +19 49

Source:[2][3]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1896, 1898, 1899,
1903, 1911, 1914
78 78 156 +10

Source:[2][14]

Did not advance past qualifying rounds (Monday & Tuesday):

Did not enter:

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 13 July 1927

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 68 −5
2 Len Nettlefold (a)  Australia 71 −2
T3 Tom Dobson  Scotland 72 −1
Bert Hodson  Wales
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia
Dan Murray  Ireland
Eustace Storey (a)  England
William Torrance (a)  Scotland
T9 Henry Cotton  England 73 E
Don Curtis  England
Tom King, Jr.  England
Mark Seymour  England

Source:[11][12]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 14 July 1927

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 68-72=140 −6
2 Bert Hodson  Wales 72-70=142 −4
3 Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 72-72=144 −2
4 Henry Cotton  England 73-72=145 −1
T5 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey 76-70=146 E
George Buckle  England 77-69=146
T7 Percy Alliss  England 73-74=147 +1
Tom Dobson  Scotland 72-75=147
Tom King, Jr.  England 73-74=147
Ernest Whitcombe  England 74-73=147

Source:[14][15]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 15 July 1927 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 68-72-73=213 −6
2 Fred Robson  England 76-72-69=217 −2
T3 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey 76-70-73=219 E
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 72-72-75=219
T5 Percy Alliss  England 73-74-73=220 +1
Ernest Whitcombe  England 74-73-73=220
T7 Len Holland  England 75-75-71=221 +2
Charles Whitcombe  England 74-76-71=221
9 Henry Cotton  England 73-72-77=222 +3
T10 George Buckle  England 77-69-77=223 +4
Bert Hodson  Wales 72-70-81=223
Philip Rodgers  England 76-73-74=223
Tom Stevens  United States 76-73-74=223

Source:[2][3]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 15 July 1927 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 68-72-73-72=285 −7 0
T2 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey 76-70-73-72=291 −1 62
10s
Fred Robson  England 76-72-69-74=291
T4 Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 72-72-75-74=293 +1 20
Ernest Whitcombe  England 74-73-73-73=293
6 Charles Whitcombe  England 74-76-71-75=296 +4 15
T7 Arthur Havers  England 80-74-73-70=297 +5 10
Bert Hodson  Wales 72-70-81-74=297
9 Henry Cotton  England 73-72-77-76=298 +6
T10 Percy Alliss  England 73-74-73-80=300 +8 8
Sandy Herd  Scotland 76-75-78-71=300
Philip Perkins (a)  England 76-78-70-76=300 0
Philip Rodgers  England 76-73-74-77=300 8
William Torrance (a)  Scotland 72-80-74-74=300 0
Roland Vickers  England 75-75-77-73=300 8
Tom Williamson  England 75-76-78-71=300

Source:[2][3]

Amateurs: Jones (−7), Perkins (+8), Torrance (+8), Tweddell (+14),
                 Harris (+15), Tolley (+15), de Montmorency (+17), Nettlefold (+26).

References[edit]

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  12. ^ a b "Jones leads British Open; ties record". Chicago Daily Tribune. (New York Times). 14 July 1927. p. 17. 
  13. ^ "Jones leads Open field with record 68". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 14 July 1927. p. 11. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Jones still leading". Glasgow Herald. 15 July 1927. p. 10. 
  15. ^ a b Darrah, David (15 July 1927). "Jones' 140 leads in St. Andrews golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15. 
  16. ^ "Jones registers 72 to keep advantage in British Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 15 July 1927. p. 11. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

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